Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones once again

Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones once again

French publishing giant Ubisoft has once pushed back the release of its naval combat title, Skull and Bones.

The company has delayed the game out of its November 2022 slot to March 9th. This comes after an internal test showed that Skull and Bones needed a little bit more polishing before its launch.

"While the game development is finished at this stage, the extra time will be used to further polish and balance the experience using players' feedback from our technical tests and Insider Program which happened over the past two weeks," the company wrote.

"This is the right decision both for our players and for the long-term success of the game as March 9, 2023 provides for a suitable release window for this very unique new brand."

Skull and Bones was announced back at E3 2017 with a release date for the following year. It was delayed until the 2019/20 financial year, before being bumped back further as Ubisoft as the company decided to make the game a bit more ambitious.

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