Ubisoft's pirate game, Skull & Bones, has been delayed for the second time. The PS4, Xbox One and PC game were originally scheduled for the 2018 release before being delayed for the 2019/20 financial year. It has now been delayed again to "after 2019/20." In addition, the game will not appear on E3 2019, which will take place next month.
Ubisoft revealed the news today in a profit and loss account. The vague "after 2019/20" refers to financial periods, as opposed to the calendar year, which means that the earliest Skull & Bones can now be started in April 2020. Explain the delay, Ubisoft GameSpot said: "For new IP devices it is common to have evolution of creative vision and this requires more development time. "
The game's official Twitter account also published a short video that talks about the delay and the decision to skip E3. Producer Karl Luhe talks about the game being as good as possible and that Ubisoft is still involved in it. The video also contains a little behind the scenes of the game's development. Luhe notes that they will be back "as soon as [they] can" with further updates on the game. "
We will throw down the gaps and push back on the game's arrival – this is a challenging news for us all, but that's what it takes to make Skull & Bones as amazing as possible!
Our focus is still on quality first and we are grateful for your immortal support 19 pic.twitter.com/ZCt85tY3TG
– Skull & Bones (@skullnbonesgame) May 15, 2019
The naval combat game was first revealed at E3 2017 and we came from both that and after the E3 demo feels excited. The game is being developed by Ubisoft Singapore, the studio that made the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flags ship ramp sequences.
There is also a Skull & Bones TV show on the way. If the game's new delay will affect the TV series, Ubisoft GameSpot told "The Skull & Bones TV series has no impact on game development – and vice versa. "
Ub isoft has quite a bit on the road, in addition to the recently announced Ghost Recon Breakpoint, it is now confirmed that it has three unannounced, triple-A games coming in early 2020. It does not share any details on what these games will be, but it seems likely that we will learn at least some of them during Ubisoft's press conference E3 next month.