Ubisoft is rebooting open-world pirate game Skull and Bones

It was just lately confirmed that Ubisoft could be rebooting its repeatedly delayed open-world pirate title, Cranium and Bones, as a live-service recreation.

The information comes from a report printed by VGC. Cranium and Bones was initially introduced again in 2017 with Ubisoft’s Singapore division on the helm. Apparently, it was set to explode ideas launched in Murderer’s Creed Black Flag, extrapolating its naval mobility and fight with a purpose to create a whole new IP primarily based on them.

After being mysteriously absent from all of Ubisoft’s displays for over two years, it has been confirmed that the studio is rebooting the sport and constructing it primarily based on a live-service mannequin.

Sources instructed VGC that Cranium and Bones struggled to domesticate its personal concrete id, and thus was utterly rebooted final yr with a purpose to distinguish it from the likes of Murderer’s Creed and Watch Canine. Additionally they stated that it’s largely pivoted to a extra live-service mannequin, that means that procedural tales can be generated primarily based on how the neighborhood interacts with the sport.

Sources additionally pointed to Fortnite as a recreation that has served as inspiration for Cranium and Bones’ new path, noting that Ubisoft Singapore is eager to create a recreation that’s approachable for a extra informal demographic, versus the extra aggressive followers enjoying the likes of Rainbow Six: Siege and The Division 2.

Whereas Cranium and Bones didn’t seem at this weekend’s Ubisoft Ahead, it may doubtlessly be one in every of Ubisoft’s yet-to-be-announced AAA video games for this fiscal yr.

Regardless of the absence of Cranium and Bones, Ubisoft Ahead featured data on a wide range of upcoming video games. Watch Canine Legion is because of launch on October 29, whereas Murderer’s Creed Valhalla launches three weeks afterward November 19.

Previous to Ubisoft Ahead, the corporate introduced the departure of three of its high executives following investigations into allegations of abuse and harassment within the office.

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