Skull and Bones may just be the most ill-fated project in the history of gaming. It has been subjected to countless delays, any gameplay released has been underwhelming, and reportedly, there’s a noose hanging around the project that has been put there courtesy of the Singaporean government.
Recently, a short series of images were leaked on Reddit, with the poster claiming that they reveal ‘the current state’ of Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s teetering, live-service pirate epic. It has been five months since fresh gameplay was broadcasted by Ubisoft, and once again, it seems like the game could be delayed – or a cancellation agreement could be agreed.
Skull and Bones Needs to Sink
At this point, it seems bizarre to believe that Skull and Bones will ever be released, and if it is, there are almost no expectations that it’ll launch in any kind of a decent state. It has been in development for several years, and in that time, almost nobody – critics, fans, or otherwise – has had anything hopeful to say about the game.
Reportedly, the Skull and Bones project is only being kept alive because of an old deal between Ubisoft Singapore and the Singaporean government.
In the latest images to allegedly leak from inside the project, Skull and Bones kind of looks exactly like it did in the most recent gameplay updates, posted back in January 2023. It doesn’t seem as though huge leaps are being made, which was to be expected.
Recently, Ubisoft decided to triple down on its resources for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, hiring hundreds of developers to come into the fold and put a huge focus on what can be considered its flagship franchise. As far as we know, there’s nothing new being introduced to push Skull and Bones past the finish line.
People were tired of Skull and Bone years ago – now they’re just completely exhausted with it. Even if it does launch, we can’t see there being much support for the game past keeping the lights on, and the reception will almost certainly be completely underwhelming.