Skull and Bones get ESRB rating amidst re-reveal rumors

Ubisoft's pirate game might finally be ready to set sail later this year if not early next year.

Skull and Bones is less of a swashbuckling pirate sim and more of a necro game these days - most believe it's dead and will stay that way forever. But, it appears that Ubisoft is finally ready to re-reveal and possibly even release the long-gestating game.

Skull and Bones has been in development for almost a decade.

According to Tom Henderson via TryHardGuides, Ubisoft will showcase Skull and Bones in its latest build on July 4.

Here is what Henderson had to say in his report.

Sources have said that Ubisoft is preparing to re-reveal Skull and Bones during the week of July 4. Details on what will be revealed are vague, but it's understood that Ubisoft will finally confirm a release date for the long-awaited title, official reveal gameplay, and share some other additional details.

Skull and Bones is one of the most notorious games that's been stuck in development hell since its initial reveal in E3 2017. Ubisoft, which is never one to shy away from sharing info on its upcoming games, haven't really talked much about the project, which initially started as an offshoot of the Assassin's Creed franchise. But, with reports that Assassin's Creed will go back to its stealth-adventure roots, it might be high time for Ubisoft to take to the seven seas with an open-world pirate sim, similar to Sea of Thieves, which is one of the best games on the Xbox Series S/X.

Hopefully, Skull and Bones will be worth all the wait when it is finally revealed.

The most interesting part here is that multiple video game rating boards have listed Skull and Bones, including the ESRB.

Judging from the rating boards, Skull and Bones will have no nudity with 2022 listed as its "production" year for platforms like the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. All things considered, everything we've read from non-official sources lines up with the company's earlier statement that Skull and Bones will come out before the current financial year ends.

In the meantime, you might want to check out our recap of the Assassin's Creed franchise's 15th anniversary. You might also want to read the latest update on The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake as well as Ubisoft's recent confirmation that it won't hold an event this month.


Ray Ampoloquio
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