Skull and Bones set to dock on or before March 2023

Ubisoft confirms that Skull and Bones will launch this financial year alongside Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.


There was a time when fans held their breath every time Ubisoft talked about Skull and Bones.

Skull and Bones could help scratch the naval itch left by the presumed return to stealth-focused action of future Assassin's Creed games.

Unfortunately, that moment has long passed. Ubisoft burned every goodwill that the open-world pirate sim had after constantly delaying it for the better part of the past decade. It also doesn't help that the Assassin's Creed franchise has seen better days. Yet, despite all odds, Ubisoft still plans on seeing Skull and Bones through.

In its latest earnings call, Ubisoft revealed that the Black Flag off-shoot is coming out before April 2023.

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As surprising as this development is, there were signs that Ubisoft was inching closer to a full release of Skull and Bones. For example, Ubisoft confirmed in an earlier financial report that it's still working on Skull and Bones.

Meanwhile, back in March, Ubisoft went looking for playtesters, all but suggesting that Skull and Bones is in a playable state. Now, the waiting continues, as Ubisoft still hasn't narrowed down Skull and Bones' release date.

In addition to Skull and Bones, Ubisoft also confirmed that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope are both coming out before next April.

As leaked in March, Ubisoft has a massive video game showcase planned for sometime this year.

So far, these are the titles that Ubisoft has confirmed that it is working on:

Most are expecting Frontiers of Pandora to hit the market around the same time as Avatar: The Way of Water.

With E3 2022 canceled, it's difficult to tell when we'll start hearing more about Ubisoft's plans, as well as that of other studios. Hopefully, rumors of Ubisoft's upcoming event are true.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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