Ubisoft reboots Skull & Bones with a "new vision"

By Sean Carey,
Ubisoft hasn't said anything official on its open-world adventure Skull & Bones for quite some time. Now the developer has broken its silence. The Skull & Bones IP is now being sailed in a different direction with a "new vision" in mind.

Skull & Bones reboot

A statement from Skull & Bones creative director Elisabeth Pellen reads, "We know you've been waiting for news, so I'm thrilled to confirm this: production on Skull & Bones has been in full swing with a new vision." Pellen doesn't exactly say what this "new vision" might be, but she does mention that Ubisoft will be supporting the game for "many years to come," which lends truth to a report that suggested Skull & Bones had been rebooted as a live service title.

The new IP was supposed to launch back in 2018 but suffered several delays. Pellen says the team had bigger ambitions for Skull & Bones which ultimately led to more time being needed for development. "Critical questions needed to be addressed over the past several months, such as: how do we modernize the classic pirate fantasy? How do we ensure a more immersive and visceral experience? How do we create cool and memorable moments in-game? For most of these questions to be answered, it was clear that we needed more development time," says Pellen.

According to Ubisoft, Skull & Bones will not feature during tonight's Ubisoft Forward. We can expect to see more from the game next year.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!