After many years of delays, Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones gameplay is delicious

Ubisoft Singapore Skull and bones has been a long time coming. Announced at E3 2017, the pirate adventure has been delayed for several years; the latest update from Ubisoft came in September 2020, more than 18 months ago.

Skull and bones finally reappeared last Friday when a Redditor posted a leak showing six minutes of gameplay – describing it as a tutorial video “meant for Alpha testers” – detailing the game’s “infamy” system as well as features and craftsmanship . Ubisoft confirmed to Polygon that the leak was authentic.

The leaked footage includes a narrated tutorial video going over the infamy system that tracks your reputation as a pirate. As you rank your disgrace, you gain access to new opportunities such as the ability to build better and cooler ships. To level up, you will be able to make “high-risk and high-reward contracts” with NPCs in the game, the narrator says, as well as explore, plunder and conduct world events.

In addition to exploring on land, you will be able to sail and board other ships – Skull and bones is a pirate game. The video emphasizes survival elements and the importance of keeping your ship well-equipped. If you do not feed your crew enough, they will just rebel and kill you. According to the video, craftsmanship is an “essential” part of the game, which will allow you to upgrade your ship’s stats, such as attack damage and HP.

Asked for comment on the leak, an Ubisoft representative confirmed to Polygon that the footage came from an “early version” of Skull and bones:

We can confirm that this is a glimpse of our upcoming game Skull and bones. Recently, we ran a technical test for the game and some of its details became public. This video recording was taken from an early version of the game and does not reflect the quality and features of the final game. We will soon share more details about the game.

Skull and bones‘The development has been plagued by setbacks. It was first shown at E3 2017 and has since been delayed several times. The game was originally supposed to come out in 2019 and was then pushed to 2020. It’s 2022 now, but it looks like this ship may finally be ready to sail.

So far there has been no significant update regarding Skull and bones from Ubisoft. However, the game’s official Twitter account posted a short clip this morning with the text “Keep your eyes on the horizon …” and a deserted island emoji. This is only the second tweet from the account since the aforementioned development update in September 2020.