Skull & Bones News Is Apparently Coming Soon After Six Minutes Of Gameplay Leaked

Six months in a leaky boat

After being revealed for the first time at E3 2017, Ubisoft Singapore’s naval-combat-driven pirate tale Skull & Bones has spent several years in development hell. That is until a full six minutes of the game’s technical test build leaked yesterday.

In the video embedded below, which is still up at the time of posting, we get a pretty good look at what to expect from Skull & Bones, and that is a game that captures the spirit of naval combat as pioneered by games like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but features none of the on-foot combat and exciting swashbuckling that accompanied it.

Set during the golden age of piracy in the Indian Ocean, it’s a rags-to-riches story for your pirate captain who’ll no doubt pilfer and steal beyond the modest starting dhow vessel to become one of the world’s most infamous pirates.

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The leak prompted the game’s official Twitter page to get on the front foot and affirm the fact that news about Skull & Bones would, indeed, be coming and to “keep your eyes on the horizon.”

Skull & Bones is, at this stage, only assured to be released in Ubisoft’s fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2023.