Skull And Bones Is Set To Release In 2019

Skull and Bones

A Nice Bone-us

And You Can Plunder Booty On Early Access At Somepoint This Year

Skull and Bones, the pirate game that draws obvious comparisons with Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, got a lengthy showcase at Ubisoft’s press conference.

Led by Justin Farren, Creative Director of the game, he revealed that contrary to popular belief, the game will take place in the Indian Ocean, and not the Caribbean. He emphasised that the game will feature an ever-evolving world that changes as you play it.

You’ll also be thrown in with other players, competing for loot across the game world.

He demoed a pretty cool gameplay trailer. Despite being entirely choreographed, the demo showcased the deeply customisable ships that are available including helm, cannons, sails and all the rest of it.

Once customised, the trailer took us out onto the open seas, where the player stalked several Portuguese ships for cargo. It demonstrated stealth mechanics, whereby the player can hoist enemy sails to sneak around bases and enemy ships.

It led to a stealth attack, where the player dispatched the ships, boarded the frigate and stole all of the loot. This then attracted the attention of a larger, more powerful ship which the player wasn’t a high enough level to take on, so they signalled for help for human players, showcasing special abilities and skills unique to each ship.

At the end, it all went a bit Lord of the Flies, when everyone turned on each other for a bit of gold.

You can check out the gameplay trailer below.

Skull and Bones is set to release sometime in 2019. Ubisoft also alluded to a beta of sorts, so keep you eye out for that.

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