Ubisoft has sadly announced during its financial results that nautical action game Skull and Bones has been delayed. Having been announced at the last E3, the multiplayer pirate adventure was due to launch at some point in this financial year, but Skull & Bones has now been pushed back for release in 2019 or 2020.
“In line with previous practices and in view of the acceleration of our digital transformation, growth in back-catalog sales, and excellent momentum of recent releases, Ubisoft has decided to give itself more time to develop Skull and Bones to offer players an even more engaging experience,” writes Ubisoft in a statement to investors. “Skull and Bones is now scheduled for release in 2019-20.”
As an aside, does it annoy anybody else that skulls are bones? Anyway, when Skull & Bones does launch it’ll be a third-person perspective naval action playable in co-op, PvP modes, and with a full single-player campaign.
As a result of the delay, Ubisoft has revised its sales expectations for FY 2019, dropping from 23 million games sold to 19 million copies. The three AAA releases it hopes will collectively hit 19m units are The Crew 2, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and one unannounced franchise title that is heavily rumoured to be Watch Dogs 3.