Thanks to Game Luster we have an update on Skull and Bones. It was announced back in July that development on the game was starting from scratch. When this news broke we had heard nothing since E3 2018, amid rumors’ it was being cancelled.
This news is sadly similar as development has gone back to the start. So it could be 2023 before we see it, assuming no problems arise. Sadly Skull and Bones has already suffered development problems.
Ubisoft Singapore who are responsible for the development had issues back in November. Following a “leadership audit,” Hugues Ricour their managing director was dismissed. Kotaku posted they had a copy of an internal company email.
Effective immediately, Hugues Ricour is no longer Managing Director of Ubisoft Singapore, The results of the leadership audit that was conducted in the last few weeks by our external partners makes it impossible for him to continue in this position.
Game Luster couldn’t find any evidence to support the dismissal of Ricour was connected to this development news. They claimed however that sources stated around this time, the game started again.
The same source adds the game looks similar to Sea of Thieves. They further revealed it “uses a first-person POV when in the ship but turns to third-person when you exit the ship.”
This was originally revealed back in 2017, roughly when we saw how Sea of Thieves was shaping up prior to its 2018 release.