Six minutes of Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s multiplayer pirate game, have leaked online. Players work on earning Infamy to get contracts and make deals with NPCs to control the Indian Ocean. Infamy is earned through exploration, finding treasures, and plundering.
Players begin the game with a trading vessel and work their way to full-fledged battleships. Crew health and morale also play a factor. If a ship is sunk, players have to compete with others to salvage it. Characters can develop crafting skills and be customized.
A gameplay trailer for Skull & Bones was released at E3 2018.
Enter the multiplayer open world of Skull and Bones‘ Hunting Grounds. Choose a ship, plan your attack, and prey on the lucrative trade routes of the Indian Ocean.
ABOUT SKULL AND BONES: It is the Golden Age of Piracy. Renegade captains command the most powerful weapons on Earth: warships. You are a pirate captain who has refused the king’s pardon and sailed from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, an untamed frontier full of lavish riches. However, these waters are also a battleground where far-reaching colonial empires, powerful trading corporations, and ruthless pirate gangs clash. In order to survive, you will have to build a lethal fleet, prey upon lucrative trade routes, and ally with other pirates in your endless struggle for supremacy.
Dominate a Dangerous Open Ocean: A shared open world that reacts as you plunder rich trade routes
Customize Your Pirate Experience: Choose your captain, recruit your crew and build deadly ships
Naval Combat Redefined: Use your weapons, spyglass and even the wind to stalk and destroy your prey
Explosive Multiplayer: Enter the Disputed Waters and fight for supremacy in a variety of game modes
The publisher recently launched an Insider Program for the game, which received a PEGI 18 rating. The game is believed to have a single-player mode, but Ubisoft CFO Frédérick Duguet says it will focus on multiplayer.
“It’s a very promising new IP focusing on multiplayer first, so very consistent with our strategy to bring multiplayer competition and co-op first in a big open world, with a great, attractive fantasy,” said Duguet.
Keep your eyes on the horizon… 🏝️ pic.twitter.com/BWaH9QfYUb— Skull & Bones (@skullnbonesgame) April 29, 2022