Game news Skull and Bones: Are Ubisoft’s expectations too high? The doubts of some developers
Skull and Bones is one of those games you never thought you’d see coming out. Imagined in 2013 and presented for the first time in 2017, the multiplayer piracy game has chained postponements and galleys, and we seriously doubted its future. But recently, the title has come back strong, with images, gameplay and a release date. Success in sight?
In 2018, Skull & Bones lets itself be approached and seems to seduce people who have tried it. At the same time, groups of players are handpicked to test the title and provide feedback. Success is on the wayand everything seems to be going as smoothly as possible.
Skull & Bones Obstacle Course and a Confirmed Release
Yet the Skull & Bones is postponed to 2019, 2020, 2021, then 2022. At the end of 2018, the controversial creative director Justin Farren leaves the project, and it will be the same for Hugues Ricours in 2020. We will learn later that the direction of the project has been reviewed from top to bottom, and that this led to a complete review of the basics of Skull & Bones. Because for very long months, we had no more news of the gameif not through testimonials indicating that the game had no clear direction.
No images, no videos, no ads. Nothing. But a few months ago, the machine seems to have been revived. The game progressed, and Ubisoft seemed to be preparing the ground for an announcement. At the beginning of July, a special broadcast is organized by the developer, which presents the gameplay, the progression system, the setting of the game (the Indian Ocean), the long-term ambitions, but above all a release date!
Yes, Skull & Bones will be released, and it will be for November 8 on PC, PS5, Xbox Series and Google Stadia. ! So, after multiple postponements and cascading worries, have Skull & Bones and Ubisoft Singapore glimpse at the end of the tunneland will the title meet with the success we imagined for it when it was announced?
Developers skeptical about the game’s chances of success
Well, according to several developers interviewed by Kotaku, it is far from obvious. According to the testimonies collected by our colleagues, skepticism reigns among several people, who think that the reception of the game will not be not up to Ubisoft’s expectations. Others indicate that Skull & Bones doesn’t have much more to offer than what was shownand that, taken individually, the game mechanics lack depth. The consequences of chaotic development?
At present, it is impossible to affirm it, and, in any case, it will be necessary to wait until the game comes out to know if it meets with success with the players. Let us also remain cautious about this kind of declarations, which if nothing allows them to be called into question, are formulated by people recounting their experience personal and who, necessarily, do not know everything. It will be up to the public to make the title a success or not. In any case, the challenge will be dauntingsince Skull & Bones will be released the day before the arrival of a certain God of War: Ragnarok, which is likely to focus attention.