Ubisoft confirms that leaked Skull and Bones gameplay video is genuine

Ubisofts Skull and bones finally seems to emerge from the depths of development hell. As reported by Kotakutest footage has been leaked online and shows the biggest glimpse of the live-service pirate adventure that has been seen since its announcement at E3 2017.

In the video, a voiceover explains some of the core details of Skull and bones. A statistic called “infamy” is used to measure how good players are at being a pirate. Players can increase their disgrace by attacking ships, completing contracts and finding hidden treasures. Higher levels of disgrace give players access to harder bounties and contracts, and failure will result in the loss of some disgrace.

Players will start with a modest pirate ship, which they can then upgrade with extinct material. It is the captain’s task to ensure that their ship is filled with food, water and ammunition so that they do not risk their crew mutinying due to lack of supplies.

Ubisoft confirmed that the leaked footage was legitimate Kotaku and said it would share more details about Skull and bones soon. Skull and Bones’ official Twitter account even teased that more details about the game would come shortly after the leak was announced.

Skull and bones developed by Ubisoft’s studio in Singapore, which has been the subject of investigations into harassment in the workplace, discriminatory pay and an inefficient HR department. Earlier this year, the Singaporean authorities closed the investigation without taking action, saying the studio was paying its employees reasonably and that it was properly handling complaints of harassment. Other reported problems in the study have been presented as potential causes Skull and bones has taken so long to post, but according to sources who have spoken to Kotakuthe game could finally set sail by the end of this year.