Ubisoft Entertainment has delayed its upcoming pirate game, Skull & Bones for the second time. The gaming company also announced that the game will be skipping E3 this year, too. The game was first delayed in 2018, now it’s being delayed even further.
Skull & Bones was initially scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018, but in 2018 Ubisoft delayed the game to the company’s 2019/2020 financial year. Now, the gaming company has announced during an earnings call that it’s delaying the game even further to the end of the 2019/2020 financial year. The game will also not be showing face at E3 2019.
Apparently, this means that the game is only expected to be released in April 2020 earliest. Ubisoft explained that the second delay for the game’s release is due to it requiring “more development time“.
For new IPs, it is common to have evolutions of creative vision and this requires more development time.
The game’s Twitter account shared more information about the cause of the delays and also explains Ubisoft’s decision to not include the game in the E3 2019 lineup. The team seems to be focused on delivering a polished, high-quality game and it doesn’t seem like they’re ready to release the game just yet.
We’re going to batten down the hatches and push back on the game’s arrival—this is a challenging news for us all, but it’s what’s needed to make Skull & Bones as awesome as it can be!
Our focus remains on quality first and we’re grateful for your undying support ☠️⚔️ pic.twitter.com/ZCt85tY3TG
— Skull & Bones (@skullnbonesgame) May 15, 2019
Skull & Bones was first revealed at E3 2017.
It was again showcased at last year’s E3.
Ubisoft is holding its press conference before E3 2019 officially starts – on 10 June at 22:00 South African time.
Are you bummed that Ubisoft has delayed Skull & Bones even further and that it won’t be showcased at E3 this year? Let us know what you think about this second delay in the comments section below.