Ubisoft has unveiled a new pirate adventure.
From the same team that worked on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag comes Skull & Bones, a ghostly-looking pirate set in the Indian Ocean.
Skull & Bones came about when the Black Flag team tried placing two players in the mix… and immediately realized the potential of a pirate game.
“That very simple experience, with nothing else, just two ships that you put together on the ocean with all that firepower… we already knew that something great could come out of that,” explained producer Arnaud Vaudour in a blog post.
However, the game is more than just Black Flag with extra players in the mix. Players can build and tailor their ships, building them bigger and better as more treasure and riches are collected. You’ll be able to build three different classes of ships in Loot Hunt, a 5v5 PvP multiplayer mode, but Ubisoft promises that even more will be available past launch and in other game modes.
“We’re not making Black Flag 2.0. We’re making our own game,” explained game director Bill Money. “But we really went to school on what we did in the past.”
In addition to other players, you’ll be up against “powerful empires and corporations,” with some so strong that you’ll have no choice but to flee. Team up with friends to take them out, or plot to betray your allies and take their treasure for yourself.
Your firepower will play a big part in these combat encounters, but you’ll also need to learn how to navigate the open sea, taking into account which way the wind is blowing and how you can use it to maneuver.
Skull & Bones is set to release in Fall 2018 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Ubisoft Blog