It sounds like a joke, but it’s actually an anecdote: when Ubisoft’s pirate game Skull and Bones seemed to have a set release date that wouldn’t budge, the French company made the decision to delay it. And not only that! It also canceled 3 games.
In a financial report, Ubisoft took the opportunity to talk about Skull and Bones, noting that it had a testing phase that brought “impressive improvements to its quality.” He also revealed that it will have a Beta that will arrive before its launch “at the beginning” of the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
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Ubisoft’s current fiscal year will end on March 31, 2023, so the company’s 2023-2024 cycle will kick off on April 1, 2023. Assuming Ubisoft is referring to Skull and Bones debuting in the first quarter of next fiscal year, this means we can expect Skull and Bones to arrive between April 1 and June 30, 2023.
It is worth mentioning that Skull and Bones was scheduled to debut on March 9, so it would be a delay of at least a month. Although it seems little, at this point it will seem like a joke to many since Skull and Bones was scheduled to debut in 2018 and it is the sixth delay it has received.
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Ubisoft canceled 3 games to focus on its brands and games as a service
As if the Skull and Bones delay was not enough, Ubisoft also revealed that it made the decision to cancel 3 projects that were in development. This to ensure that all their energy is focused on “building their brands and games as a service in some of the most powerful in the industry.”
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It is worth mentioning that Ubisoft did not reveal which games were canceled since they were unannounced projects. In this way, the bunch of franchise projects like Assassin’s Creed that announced in 2022 are safe. Most likely it was about new franchises or different proposals.
We remind you that it is not the first time in recent months that Ubisoft has brought various projects to the chopping block. It turns out that in July 2022, the French distributor revealed that 4 of their new undisclosed projects were cancelled.
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