Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s pirate adventure, finally has a release date after enduring more than four delays since it was announced at E3 2018. A lot has happened since then… specifically five years, almost heading into six. If all goes as planned, it will hit the shelves on February 16, 2024.
Skull and Bones has been in the works for a long time, as its development began over a decade ago, in 2013. Yes, similar to what happened with Starfield, it’s arriving more than a decade after its development started… and this usually isn’t good news.
Since then, it has suffered repeated delays (it was originally expected to arrive in 2018), and more recently, its release has been moved to the fourth quarter of Ubisoft’s current fiscal year, which means it will be launched between January and March 2024.
A seemingly definitive date
According to Insider Gaming, which has a good track record with Ubisoft leaks, the French company has narrowed down the release window to February 16, 2024.
The website claims that the publisher is likely to officially announce the new release date “in the coming weeks,” possibly during December’s The Game Awards gala.
The €59.99 edition of Skull and Bones, already available for pre-order in Ubisoft’s store, will be accompanied by another Premium edition costing €89.99, including three days of early access.
Imagine playing 72 hours before the release… after waiting for more than 10 years for its arrival.
Ubisoft has an exciting 2024
In addition to Skull and Bones, which will be available for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC, the first quarter of 2024 will witness the launch of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, as well as the free-to-play games Rainbow Six Mobile, The Division Resurgence, and XDefiant.
The mysterious “big game” from Ubisoft, which seems to be the promising Star Wars: Outlaws from Massive Entertainment, was originally set to release in the same period but has now been delayed until the next fiscal year of the publisher.