Ubisoft is Hiding an ‘Improved Version’ of Skull and Bones

Skull and Bones has experienced arguably the strangest development cycle in gaming history. It’s been in development for several years, and every time it gets closer to release, it gets delayed. It was pushed back for the sixth time to January 2023, and some still believe it’s an ill-fated game that will never fully launch.

Despite this belief, Ubisoft is working hard on Skull and Bones behind closed doors and with constant feedback from playtesters. Ubisoft recently revealed that there is a secret, “enhanced version” of Skull and Bones that hasn’t been shown to anyone yet – not even the testers themselves.

Should the ship sink?

Recently, Ubisoft has found itself in the press a lot, and not really for any good reasons. Most recently, a financial update gave way to a promise to introduce a stacked agenda this year, including Ubisoft’s mobile projects: Division Resurgence and Rainbow Six Mobile.

However, Skull and Bones remains a mystery, as amid Ubisoft’s constant development and investment, it still hasn’t made an impression on fans playing or testing the game.

Recently, Insider Gaming caught up with some playtestersand the general consensus was that it is anything but an enjoyable game.

Now information PCGamer dropped revealed that Ubisoft is keeping a top secret, enhanced version of Skull and Bones under wraps – for whatever reason. It may be Ubisoft’s hot and fresh injection of kopium to tame the fire, but it could also be the product that heralds a new era for Skull and Bones – one where it actually proceedings.

Here is a comment from CFO Frederick Duguet:

We said in January that we were very happy with the playtest we saw in early January, so we have a very strong enhanced version to show players that they haven’t seen yet.

There was also talk of using that version of the game to carry the momentum forward “over the next month”, but there’s no indication of what will actually happen over the next month to give that comment any credence.

Regardless, fans are with Ubisoft and Skull and Bones at the end. It has been delayed so many times that most of its once enthusiastic audience has now moved on to other projects. Even a recent, long gameplay video wasn’t enough to create hype for the project:

Now there is very little hope that Skull and Bones can recover, but never say never, right? Perhaps Ubisoft is desperate to see another pirate adventure succeed like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag did in 2013.

Never say never.

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