It may not arrive in March, but Skull & Bones still thinks it’s enough for the presentation.
Yesterday we learned that Ubisoft is in a bit of trouble due to “surprisingly slower sales” over the last financial year. To cut costs, Ubisoft canceled three unannounced games and said it would focus its efforts “towards mega-brands and long-running titles” like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and The Division. The game’s sixth delay was also announced, making it one of the longest-running games in development.
Skull & Bones will now launch “early” in Ubisoft’s next fiscal year, which runs from March 1 to February 28. That means it could still technically launch on March 7, but it’s more likely to be later in the spring or summer… or maybe even later, given how often it’s been delayed.
Despite all these delays, Ubisoft remains committed to getting Skull & Bones out the door. So much so that he even plans to show off some more gameplay in a small showcase tomorrow.
“Our determination and focus remain the same – offer our players the best possible gaming experience from day one” wrote the official Skull & Bones Twitter account. “This extra time will help us further fine-tune and balance our gaming experience based on your feedback from previous tests.
“We also have a range of exciting content coming to our social channels ready to be shared with you starting tomorrow, along with our latest episode of The Deck featuring new and exclusive gameplay footage focusing on our game’s story.”
Deck broadcast live on Twitch tomorrow at 9am PT (12pm ET). If there is a new trailer, we may see it later on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel. In addition to the presentation, details of upcoming tech tests and a new release date “will be shared with all of you very soon.”
Meanwhile, Ubisoft’s attempts to fix its financial ship with mergers and acquisitions have been “laughed withaccording to reporter Jeff Grubb. This may explain why Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot asked his staff to step up to make up for management’s mistakes.
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