Skull & Bones, a Ubisoft title that has been in development for some time and unheard of in over two years, might be getting a complete reboot.
A report coming from VGC suggests that the game has moved towards a live-service model. An anonymous source who spoke with the outlet said that the game had been struggling to find its own place among Ubisoft’s vast library of games. Because of this, Ubisoft Singapore has been working to refine the concept and have reportedly been heavily inspired by Fortnite‘s service model, albeit with a higher focus on collaboration between players.
Skull & Bones last appeared at E3 2018, where Ubisoft shared a detailed gameplay showing which you can see below. Ubisoft Singapore was originally building upon the ship combat mechanics they designed in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, with their efforts looking to expand the gameplay into its own fully-fledged AAA title.
Could this be what the game needs for it to see a release? Time will only tell.
Skull & Bones is (currently) planned to release either later this year or in 2021 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.