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Skull & Bones suffers fifth delay in five years


Ubisoft’s much-delayed shanty ‘em up Cranium & Bones has been dashed by one other 4 months, pushing its launch from November to March 2023. The announcement got here because the devs revealed that the sport will obtain an open beta interval in “the close to future”. Particulars of how to enroll in the beta are anticipated quickly.

This time, Ubisoft stated the delay is critical to present gamers “the absolute best expertise”. Though improvement is full, the additional 4 months provides the devs an opportunity to “polish and steadiness” the sport utilizing suggestions from latest playtests.

Cranium & Bones appears to be like very cool, however will we ever get to play it?

Cranium & Bones is in improvement at Ubisoft Singapore and was first proven off at E3 2017, again earlier than I received all my gold enamel and adopted my macaw, Polly. It was initially meant to launch in autumn 2018, nevertheless it’s been delayed so many occasions it would as nicely be the topic of a comical sea shanty. Final we heard, it had been due out this November.

Graham scaled the crow’s nest simply final month to see what choices PC gamers will get, and located Cranium & Bones will help 4K, ray tracing and an uncapped FPS. There’s additionally the ‘muddle’ slider, which is perhaps helpful should you’re simply bothered by such issues like I’m.

We’ve run two previews of the sport over time, with Adam captaining his vessel shortly after the sport was introduced, and Alice Bee following up with one other have a look at the sport this summer season.

Alice couldn’t assist however evaluate Cranium & Bones to that different piratical live-service sport, Sea Of Thieves, discovering Ubisoft’s take wanted extra faffing about. “You possibly can see, I believe, the legacy of earlier rounds of improvement in every thing they’ve tried to cram in right here,” she stated. “Though I just like the concepts of mutiny, the extra real-world setting and the improved customisation, what Cranium And Bones actually wants earlier than launch might be a ruthless edit from an neutral pair of scissors.”

Barring any additional delays, Cranium & Bones will now set sail on March ninth, 2023. It’s heading to PC on the Epic Video games Retailer and Ubisoft Retailer for £50/$60/€60. You’ll additionally be capable of play on PlayStation 5, current-gen Xboxes, Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.


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