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You didn’t think Ubisoft had forgotten about Skull and Bones, did you? Well fear not because the open-world pirate game will be coming to the finest consoles and PCs this November, bringing with it cross-play and cross-progression support.

First announced way back at E3 2017, Skull and Bones will launch on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Google Stadia and PC (Epic and Ubisoft Store) come November 8th 2022.

When it does hit, it promises to let you dive into the perilous world of Skull and Bones, as you look to build your very own pirate empire. Sea of Thieves? Yeah, maybe. But maybe not.

Developed by Ubisoft Singapore in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios, Skull and Bones will invite players to try and chart their own destiny and rise from an outcast of the seas, right through to becoming a pirate kingpin. To do so, it’ll be up to them to build their Infamy, working thrilling naval combat and rewarding expeditions in a treacherous world.

Skull and Bones has been inspired by the legendary tales around piracy, as players will get to experience the authentic pirate life. From accepting contracts, gathering resources, to navigating important trade routes and attacking wealthy merchant ships, each decision will influence their journey, with varying levels of risk and reward.  And as they grow their Infamy, players will be able to fully craft and customise their naval fleet and unlock a variety of new items throughout the game.

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Expect to be thrust into one of the deadliest periods in history – the end of the 17th century. It’s about then which is considered to be the second Golden Age of Piracy, and it brilliantly sets the stage for a chaotic and ruthless era of pirates, warring factions, powerful organisations, and empires all vying for power in the untamed paradise of the Indian Ocean.

As you’d expect to hear, each and every journey in the Skull and Bones universe will be unique. Players can expand their empire by joining forces with up to two other friends or players they encounter out at sea, and then for an additional challenge they can enable PVP and test their iron against aspiring kingpins, powerful organisations, local factions, or even rival pirates.

Skull and Bones is also promising to be a game that builds on a regular basis, coming complete with an ambitious, multi-year post-launch plan, which will see it regularly updated with new content, activities, stories, and challenges that will be free for all players.

You’ll find that Skull and Bones will be available on November 8th 2022, with it coming in two editions – Standard and Premium. The Premium Edition will include “The Ballad of Bloody Bones Collection”, including a range of cosmetics items for both Captain and Ships, and additional digital content, including two extra missions, a digital Art Book and Soundtrack as well as a “Smuggler Pass” Token.

If you like what you are hearing, then you’ll be able to get pre-ordering Skull and Bones in order to get access to the “Highness of the High Sea Pack” which includes the “Notoriety Garb Captain Outfit” and “Coronation Firework”.

We’ll be sure to follow when more details drop, but for now you’ll do well to take in the trailers below.

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