Skull and Bones Releases Brief New Teaser Video Following Leak

Following a video of Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones being leaked online, a short teaser video is released on the game’s official social media.

Ubisoft’s pirate game Skull and Bones has been going through a tumultuous time in terms of its development. The game was originally announced in 2017, and any headway that was made at the time had slowed down. Skull and Bones had reportedly restarted its development back in 2020 due to a number of setbacks and issues that were plaguing its progress. Earlier this year, Ubisoft announced the game would be on-track to release sometime in 2023.

The most recent update that fans received regarding the game was Skull and Bones‘ Insider Program being a way for fans to sign up and play the game early. Fans who did sign up would be able to play early builds of the game, and give constructive feedback directly to Ubisoft in order to influence the direction it would take. One fan played these alpha builds posted a video online about how much the game has changed, though it has been since taken down.

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This leaked video of Skull and Bones gave people some insight into what to expect, with a lot of it being focused on a new social hub world known as Sainte-Anne, a progression tracker system, as well as the basic gameplay. These are all aspects that haven’t been officially announced by the developers yet, where the game has shifted from a matchmaking multiplayer game to something more of a multiplayer open world looter-shooter with pirates. Shortly after this leaked video was taken down, Ubisoft posted a short teaser video on the game’s official Twitter account.


This short video of Skull and Bones gave fans a first look at how one part of the environment and would look like, as well as a spiky new ship. It also gives fans a brief idea of how sailing would look like in this new iteration as well. The video then notes fans to “stay tuned” to future updates from the account, indicating that more information regarding this Ubisoft original IP is coming soon.

Reception to this teaser have been mixed, as seen with the replies from fans under the tweet. Many were split between excitement and disappointment, with those who have seen the leaked gameplay making unfavorable comparisons to Sea of Thieves, while others were excited to see the new direction this game has taken after half a decade of development. Regardless, it seems like Ubisoft is in a more comfortable position to share information regarding Skull and Bones before its targeted 2023 release.


Skull and Bones is currently in development.


Source: Gamerant

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