Ubisoft confirmed today that it is once again delaying Skull and Bones, and also canceling development on three unannounced games. The three titles in question were not named, but in terms of the troubled pirating experience, the publisher says it will now launch for PS5 “as soon as possible” in the 2023-2024 fiscal year. Announced back in 2017, Skull and Bones has faced several production issues and delays.
The title relaunched in July 2022 with a gameplay presentation, at which time a November release was announced. It was then pushed back to 9 March 2023. Now budding pirates will have to wait even longer as Ubisoft stops adding new dates to Anchor. However, the firm says players will be “positively surprised by its evolution” thanks to a more polished build and a balanced experience.
As for why the French publisher canceled the three games, it pointed to disappointing sales of recent games like Just Dance 2023 and Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope. Ubisoft says it is “facing major challenges as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and long-running titles”, so it is reviewing its revenue prospects and being more cautious in the future. will remain As a result, it is shedding around €500m of capitalized R&D and undergoing a restructuring process. It is designed to secure “long-term growth and value-creation prospects”.
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