When is the release date of Skull and Bones? Answered

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Ubisoft’s pirate life game Skull & Bones was announced several years ago, and many would-be sailors have been waiting for some time to hear about a proper release date. Thankfully, it’s finally been announced.

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What is the Skull & Bones release date?

There have been a lot of leaks around Skull & Bones, and a release date of Tuesday, November 8 was among them. This date was fully confirmed during the Skull & Bones worldwide gameplay reveal, which you can watch below. Considering the last Skull & Bones gameplay we saw was leaked alpha footage, a proper gameplay demo is quite welcome. The pirate sim game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Backward compatibility and Smart Delivery mean it’ll also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

What was shown in the Skull & Bones worldwide gameplay reveal?

The showcase was jam-packed with new details about the pirate game. It can be played both solo and with a multiplayer crew, but your activities are the same in both cases. You can sail the seas, battle enemy ships controlled by both AI and other players, hunt for resources, complete challenges, and participate in special events. We already know about one of those: a politically charged overfishing event will be added to the game around launch.

Will see more Skull & Bones gameplay before launch?

We’re sure to see more Skull & Bones before the game arrives, but the question is when and where. This gameplay showcase was dubbed a Ubisoft Forward Spotlight stream, and there will be a follow-up. A full-fledged multi-game Ubisoft Forward event is scheduled for Saturday, September 10 at 3 PM ET/noon PT, and it’ll air on YouTube and Twitch, just like the Skull & Bones showcase. That’s about two months before the game launches, so we expect to see more of it during the show. Furthermore, Ubisoft will showcase multiple games at Gamescom in late August, and Skull & Bones is a likely candidate for that event as well.