skull and bones, Ubisoft’s multiplayer pirate game, has been through a tumultuous development cycle to this point. Not only has the game been in development since before its announcement in 2017, but it also went through a reported overhaul as it was announced in 2020. However, while skull and bones has yet to receive an official release window, it appears to have made significant progress. A newly leaked video of the skull and bones alpha shows how much the game has changed in some exciting new ways.
Leaked video of the alpha was shared on Reddit, but has since been removed via Ubisoft takedowns. The video captured an introduction to skull and bones packed with narration outlining what players can expect. This narrative is particularly intriguing because it details aspects of skull and bones that have not yet been announced. Big confirmations include a new social hub called Sainte-Anne, the progression track known as Infamy, and details about its gameplay cycle.
Sainte-Anne is obviously an important confirmation for skull and bones. It confirms that the pirate game has evolved from a simple matchmaking-focused multiplayer game to something more akin to Anthem either Destiny 2. Sainte-Anne is described as the place where skull and bones players will do most of the work required to hack. Players will create and upgrade their ships here, purchase supplies for upcoming missions, and also earn job contracts. Naturally, players will also be able to socialize with others and show off their cosmetics.
The pirate game skull and bones it is said to have been largely preserved. Players will take out their own ships for missions, through which they can engage in PvE content such as pillaging settlements, storming fortresses, and taking on enemy ships. All combat is based on ships. PvP isn’t fully detailed, but the skull and bones The introduction mentions meeting hostile players on the open sea for PvPvE action.
By completing quests, earning resources and money, and crafting upgraded equipment and ships, players will earn Infamy. Infamy can also be lost if players also lose a battle. It’s unclear exactly how Infamy influences the content players will experience, but it’s clear that the strength of players and the challenge of the game will grow over time.
One last interesting thing to consider from the skull and bones alpha is that Ubisoft appears to have made significant progress. While the alpha remains under NDA, it may be nearing a state where Ubisoft feels comfortable sharing more information, starting a beta, or even announcing a release date. The leak confirms it skull and bones is very much alive and perhaps more exciting than ever.
skull and bones is currently under development.
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