Skull & Bones (PS4, PC, Skull & Xbone) - Ubisoft open world pirate game, coming 2019

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by Octoroc » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:39 pm

I wonder what's innovative about the wind system.

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by BOR » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:29 pm

Ubisoft says this game will have a narrative single campaign.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:47 pm

Octoroc wrote:I wonder what's innovative about the wind system.


BOR wrote:Ubisoft says this game will have a narrative single campaign.


You play as the wind

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by Samuel_1 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:21 pm

Samuel_1 wrote:So does this only involve sea battles, nothing on land?

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by Brerlappin » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:35 pm

BOR wrote:Ubisoft says this game will have a narrative single campaign.


It will be a you vs bots campaign that lasts for about 20 minutes, guaranteed.

I loved AC4 ship combat but strawberry float playing an entire game of nothing but that. Ubi need to make an actual proper Pirate game, no Assasins shenanigans, just take the foundation of AC4, and build on that. This being billed as an online game first and foremost really puts me off it. The same went for For Honor, would have loved a cool stupid, Knights v Samurai v Vikings time travelling brawler, but its MP only, so strawberry float that.

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by Rax » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:10 pm

My feelings in a nutshell right there. Id love something like Black Flag with the AC stuff ripped out, a proper pirate game, not just the ship combat, no persistent world, no mmo gooseberry fool just a good pirate adventure.

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by Trelliz » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:46 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
BOR wrote:Ubisoft says this game will have a narrative single campaign.


It will be a you vs bots campaign that lasts for about 20 minutes, guaranteed.

I loved AC4 ship combat but strawberry float playing an entire game of nothing but that. Ubi need to make an actual proper Pirate game, no Assasins shenanigans, just take the foundation of AC4, and build on that. This being billed as an online game first and foremost really puts me off it. The same went for For Honor, would have loved a cool stupid, Knights v Samurai v Vikings time travelling brawler, but its MP only, so strawberry float that.


I'm pretty sure For Honor has a singleplayer, but its basically an extended multiplayer tutorial against bots with a tissue-thin plot to justify it all; i expect the same here.

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by BOR » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:37 pm

While it was introduced very much as a competitive multiplayer game, Ubisoft has confirmed that its pirate ship battler, Skull & Bones will come with a story component - but it's a little unclear what form that will take.

Speaking to PC Gamer, an Ubisoft representative said the game "will offer a narrative campaign which will be integrated into the game and will not be something aside of the multiplayer experience. In this campaign, players will encounter iconic characters and memorable rival pirates. More details will be shared at a later date."

It's a fairly vague description, but appears to be suggesting that the game will build its story mode and multiplayer into a single experience.

The game will be set in a "shared, systemic world," and, as pointed out in our E3 hands-on, will feature as-yet unseen PvE elements. With that in mind, it seems fairly possible that we'll see something akin to Destiny, with story told through a series of individual missions that can be played alone or with your pirate gang.

We contacted Ubisoft for clarification of what form the mode will take, but the developer will currently offer no further explanation.

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by Octoroc » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:28 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Octoroc wrote:I wonder what's innovative about the wind system.


BOR wrote:Ubisoft says this game will have a narrative single campaign.


You play as the wind


That's not innovative though, we played as the wind in Flower.

My guess is that the game will ship with some kind of 'Virtual Wind' device- a wide brimmed hat of some sort with fans attached to it.

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by Trelliz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:36 pm


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by Gemini73 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:42 pm

That was a great trailer. Looked superb.

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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:46 am

Octoroc wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Octoroc wrote:I wonder what's innovative about the wind system.


BOR wrote:Ubisoft says this game will have a narrative single campaign.


You play as the wind


That's not innovative though, we played as the wind in Flower.

My guess is that the game will ship with some kind of 'Virtual Wind' device- a wide brimmed hat of some sort with fans attached to it.


Perhaps the player could wield a conductor's wand, to awaken and command the wind?

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by Preezy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:48 am

I can't control my own wind, let alone the wind in a videogame :/

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by Venom » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:00 pm

I love the pirate theme and the game does look gorgeous with in the 4K (PC or XBO X?) trailers for me the concern is whether there will be a single player game. In the predictions thread I said that Ubisoft would show the game without learning lessons from Sea of Thieves, about a couple of weeks later they delayed the game until 2019-2020.

Ubisoft press release 17/05/2018 wrote:Ubisoft has decided to give itself more time to develop Skull and Bones to offer players an even more engaging experience. Skull and Bones is now scheduled for release in 2019-20.”


The E3 trailers look so rich with detail that a major publisher will want that expense to be the most profitable it can be by making multiplayer games. I think they will be adding more variety and progression but I didn't see anything that referenced a single player.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:11 pm



Wonder if this remains the case...

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by Photek » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:22 pm

Venom wrote:I love the pirate theme and the game does look gorgeous with in the 4K (PC or XBO X?) trailers for me the concern is whether there will be a single player game. In the predictions thread I said that Ubisoft would show the game without learning lessons from Sea of Thieves, about a couple of weeks later they delayed the game until 2019-2020.

Ubisoft press release 17/05/2018 wrote:Ubisoft has decided to give itself more time to develop Skull and Bones to offer players an even more engaging experience. Skull and Bones is now scheduled for release in 2019-20.”


The E3 trailers look so rich with detail that a major publisher will want that expense to be the most profitable it can be by making multiplayer games. I think they will be adding more variety and progression but I didn't see anything that referenced a single player.

That’d give Sea of Thieves almost 2 years of content to add...going by the bite size hungering deep I can’t see this being better.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi Photek.




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by Venom » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:32 pm

Photek wrote:That’d give Sea of Thieves almost 2 years of content to add...going by the bite size hungering deep I can’t see this being better.


You're probably right. This looks like another For Honor. I read a preview on Twinfinite which pretty much says this is shallow.

The main thing you’ll be doing in this game is firing cannons at ships, boarding them, then stealing their loot to buy shiny new things for your own vessel. The problem? I’m not quite sure there’s much else to look forward to.


The best alternative might be AC: Odyssey which has AC4-like ship-play. Or for me, when I get my XBO X there will should be more meat to Sea of Thieves.


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