Ubisoft has confirmed it has been engaged on an “improved” model of much-delayed pirate action-adventure sport Skull & Bones.
Skull & Bones was first introduced at E3 2017, beneath the event of Ubisoft Singapore, and was presupposed to be launched in late 2018 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, the sport has been delayed a number of instances since.
It was due for launch final November earlier than its launch was pushed again to March 9, 2023. Earlier this 12 months although, Ubisoft delayed Skull & Bones as soon as extra. In January, the studio stated a launch date can be shared “very soon” however over a month later, the sport nonetheless doesn’t have a deliberate launch.
During a current earnings name, Ubisoft chief monetary officer Frederick Dugue was answering questions from buyers when he was requested about how the gross sales goal for Skull & Bones will likely be affected by this prolonged growth course of. “I’m asking because I’ve seen the reviews and they don’t look particularly strong,” added the investor.
“We’ve been very happy with the playtest that we’ve seen in early January [and] we have a very strong improved version to show to players that they haven’t seen yet,” Duguet defined (through PC Gamer). “So this is really what we are going to leverage in the next month to drive more momentum on the game.”
Beyond a handful of personal playtests, Ubisoft has solely launched just a few gameplay trailers of Skull & Bones.
Elsewhere within the earnings name, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot claimed that the numerous delays (together with Skull & Bones‘) and cancellations the corporate has introduced in current weeks was a results of the studio engaged on too many video games.
“We cancelled a few games because we needed to make space for other games that are in development in the company, and that’s really helping all the other games that are progressing well,” Guillemot stated.
“Now we feel we have the right number of games, knowing that we will launch a lot of games in financial year ’24 that will also give space for the other games that are on the way in the company.”
Guillemot additionally instructed business showcase E3 2023 may not go forward.
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