During the Ubisoft Spring Forward Spotlight event, Ubisoft announced that multiplayer pirate game Skull and Bones will launch on November 8 on PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), Stadia, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

Set during the Age of Sail in the late 17th century, Skull of Bones brings players into an open world of warring factions across the Indian Ocean. Budding pirates will grow their infamy through accepting contracts, trading resources, and attacking other ships.

Skull and Bones will include a single player campaign, as well as team-based multiplayer with optional PvP.

As their infamy grows, players can unlock, craft, and customize their fleet of ships, from sloops-of-war to mighty frigates.

Skull and Bones’ gameplay is based on the well-received naval combat from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, and has been in development since 2013. The game was initially announced back at E3 2017. After several delays, it was revealed that the game had undergone significant changes.

Ubisoft promises an “ambitious, multi-hear post-launch plan,” which is par for their franchises titles such as Assassin’s Creed and The Division.

Skull and Bones will release on November 8 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. It will feature cross-play and cross-progression. A Premium Edition includes cosmetic items, digital soundtrack, and two extra missions. Pre-orders will receive special cosmetic items. The game is rated M for Mature.

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