Skull & Bones has been reviewed by the ERSB, which leads some to hope that a release date may be imminent.
The news follows confirmations from rating boards in other parts of the world, including Brazil and Australia, and a leak of Skull & Bones’ four-minute training video back in April, which Ubisoft finally confirmed was genuine.
The description shared on the ESRB website is the closest we have come to getting an idea of what the game – coming to PC, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox Series – entails since undergoing “extensive reworking” a few years back.
“This is a naval combat action game where players take on the role of a wreck expelled on a journey to become a pirate captain,” the website explains. “When players take on missions, they can explore settlements and take part in dramatic naval battles.
“From a first-person perspective, players command their crew to fire cannons at rivals (eg warships, merchant ships, settlements / forts) in an attempt to obtain loot. Enemy ships can be hit and put on board, resulting in short film sequences by crew members. who shoot or cut at each other. ”
When it comes to combat? It is described as mainly with “shots / cannon shots”. Its mature assessment may be down to swear words, “blood spray effects”, and “some territories show corpses impaled on spikes or hanging from loops; beaches can depict corpses and large bloodstains in the wake of the fight”.
We are also told that “settlements sometimes contain brothels and prostitutes who shout at players when contacted” with romantic lines such as “Come and use your coin over me” and “The price of my ass rises tomorrow, so buy a piece Today” .
The ranking also suggests that the game will include in-app purchases, but the site does not specify what these may be.
Originally unveiled at E3 2017, Skull & Bones – developed by Ubisoft Singapore – was originally set to hit Xbox, PS4 and PC sometime the following year. However, it has now been exposed to two official delays, once in 2018 and one in 2019. Last summer (Q2 2021) we were told that the pirate game was now expected to be launched at some point during the financial year 2022-2023 – which ends in March 2023.
Rumor has it that Ubisoft’s long-awaited pirate game, Skull & Bones, will be formally unveiled next month along with a release date. It is claimed that the publisher has plans to show the game once a week starting July 4, and suggests that we may soon have a release date and more details on what the game entails.