E3 2017: Ubisoft Reveals Skull And Bones

Tense battles and crushing betrayal await players ready to embrace the pirate lifestyle.


Ubisoft's E3 press conference is pulling out all the stops, and one of the most exciting titles on display is their new IP called Skull And Bones. It's a game that's meant to give players a true sense of what it's like to be a pirate, and Ubisoft has an all-new trailer that's sure to stoke the fires under any would-be sailors.

Ubisoft hasn't spilled all the beans when it comes to what players can expect from Skull and Bones, but we do know that the game will allow players to collaborate as well as compete with other players online. And, in the traditional fashion, players will be able to forge new alliances with new crews, even if it means betraying the old.

It may be that Skull and Bones borrows heavily from Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's piracy-inspired elements, but few players would consider that to be a bad thing, particularly and especially if collectible sea shanties return to the mix. Still, the ability to sail across the Indian Ocean with a customized fleet of pirate ships is more than exciting on its own, and the game's 5v5 team-based PvP battles and clear allusions to a kraken more than set the stage for a thrilling nautical experience.

There's no firm release date for Skull and Bones yet, but Ubisoft promises that the game will be landing on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime next year.

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