Skull and Bones has just reached Alpha after nearly a decade

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By Ray Ampoloquio July 20, 2021

Ubisoft's swash-buckling pirate game has been in development for the better part of the past decade.

Yet, it seems like audiences are no closer to seeing the game come to life now than before.

However, a recent report seems to suggest that the development of Skull & Bones is progressing well.

Earlier this year, we reported that Ubisoft had delayed Skull & Bones to 2022. Since then, we have heard very little about Ubisoft's pirate simulator - until now.

According to an anonymous developer, Ubisoft intended for the game to be a multiplayer expansion to Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

Ubisoft then changed the name of the game to Black Flag Infinite before finally going with Skull & Bones. 

As Kotaku's source explained, Ubisoft has showcased multiple game structures at E3 over the years. First as a ship-based multiplayer shooter in 2017 then as a PvE game in 2018.

So, basically, saying that Skull & Bones is a pirate sim isn't a sure thing just yet.

It will have pirates and ships, but just how exactly players will figure into those themes remains unknown.

If you're curious to find out more about Skull & Bones, we recommend giving the lengthy Kotaku report a read.

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