Skull & Bones Won't Be At E3 Following New Delay

Skull & Bones Won't Be At E3 Following New Delay

A pirate's life will have to wait for the time being.

Ubisoft's open-seas pirate combat will be sitting on the sidelines for the time being, as the company has announced it has been delayed out past the 2019 fiscal year and won't be a part of this year's E3 presence.

In a press release, Ubisoft teased upcoming game announcements before dropping the news about the delay: "The release of Skull & Bones has been postponed to after 2019-20." In a tweet from the Skull & Bones account, the team says that their "focus remains on quality first."

The ship combat game had already been delayed once, from Fall 2018 to sometime between 2019 and 2020. This seems to push it even further back, potentially into 2021.

While we haven't seen a lot of the game since its reveal, our impressions from E3 2017 were mostly positive. It seems to pull out and expand on the ship-to-ship battles from games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag pretty well, adding more nuance and mechanical options to the seaborne carnage. Now, it looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer to see if it can deliver those Black Flag thrills.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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