Skull & Bones Has People Rushing Back to AC: Black Flag

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Skull & Bones was released by Ubisoft on February 16, drawing mixed feedback from the gaming community – particularly those who had been waiting patiently for the game for several years. Following more than half a dozen delays, Skull & Bones hit the open market, but many felt that it ultimately wasn’t worth the wait.

Just days after Skull & Bones was released, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag saw a spike on Steam as players flocked back to the 2013 title to assume control of a character who they believe better exemplifies what it means to be a pirate.

Black Flag Back Again

There’s a remake for Black Flag on the horizon, but it’s not expected to arrive for quite some time. In the meantime, players were hoping that Skull & Bones would scratch the swashbuckling itch, but it seems that isn’t the case now that the game has finally been released globally by Ubisoft.

By way of an answer, players have swarmed back to Black Flag, which is now more than a decade old. On Steam, the game’s player count underwent a noticeable spike over the last few days, with a peak of more than 3,500 players finding their way back into the game that’s considered by many to be the best Assassin’s Creed title ever made.

To put that into perspective, player counts for some Assassin’s Creed games on Steam at the time of writing were:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2020) – 2,081
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018) – 4,014
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017) – 1,610
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Originally 2012) – 245

Has Skull & Bones made you want to fall back to Black Flag?

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