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Ubisoft says Skull & Bones is now a ‘multiplayer-first’ game

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Speaking during Ubisoft’s latest earnings call on Thursday, CFO Frédérick Duguet provided an update on the game’s new direction since it was internally rebooted in 2020, as per an exclusive VGC report published the same year.

“It’s a very promising new IP focussing on multiplayer first, so very consistent with our strategy to bring multiplayer competition and co-op first in a big open world, with a great, attractive fantasy,” he said.

“That’s of course a longer development time that we’ve had on that game, but we’re very happy with the artistic direction and the progress of the game so far.”
 

Robb

Gold Member
This game is still kicking? Thought they canceled it.

Not sure about the multiplayer aspect. If it’s like SoT I’m not interested.
 

Paasei

Member
Meh, my interest in this game is gone. Already makes me think it’s yet another game that is late to the party with hopes to score on ideas that have been around for a while. Just like their BR game.
 

emivita

Member
I'll never get my single player story pirate game (I guess ac black flag is as close as we'll get)

Monkey Island is the definitive single player story pirate game, Black Flag only comes second and I loved it.

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Speaking during Ubisoft’s latest earnings call on Thursday, CFO Frédérick Duguet provided an update on the game’s new direction since it was internally rebooted in 2020, as per an exclusive VGC report published the same year.

“It’s a very promising new IP focussing on multiplayer first, so very consistent with our strategy to bring multiplayer competition and co-op first in a big open world, with a great, attractive fantasy,” he said.

“That’s of course a longer development time that we’ve had on that game, but we’re very happy with the artistic direction and the progress of the game so far.”
…as it always has been, but people seems to ignore this and I don’t know why
 
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EDMIX

Member
Its always that way. From the trailer showcase, they said it was online multiplayer.


Was just going to say this.

Where are they getting "now"? That has always been the case to my understanding since it was announced.

yea this is shit reporting looking for clicks. The game from the very start was stated to be a online title. This is the tired shit that passes for journalism in gaming now days.
 
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kingfey

Banned
Yeah I thought so. I remember being interested in the idea but also a little disappointed with the lack of 3rd person boarding.
The funny part, is that they are the ones who made this type of game. Yet, they can't incorporate it in to this game
 

EDMIX

Member
They had internal issues with the game. There was even talks about rebooting it.

Likely as to why the delays.

That being said, the rebooting seems to have more to do with design and likely other elements then to do with online or something. It seems like the person tha wrote the article is trying to reach for that ignoring it was always a GAAS title from the start.

The funny part, is that they are the ones who made this type of game. Yet, they can't incorporate it in to this game

lol true. Hopefully that was one of the things added in to the title when it was rebooted.
 

Fbh

Gold Member
Wasn't this always the case?.

But it just enforces my non existent interest in this
 

ANDS

Thought gaf was racist. Now knows better, honorary gaffer 2022
"Multiplayer first. . ." doesn't read as "Has multiplayer" to me. Hopefully they mean the same thing, because they absolutely said this would have a SP component and strong co-op and PvP separate modes.

. . .people who don't play SEA OF THIEVES don't want SEA OF THIEVES.
 

adamsapple

Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?
My interest for this game has already completely died off about 3 years ago.
 

GHG

Member
Forgot this was even still in development. How hard would it have been to make a game focused around the sailing in black flag?

Noe it will just be some shitty sea of thrives knock off, and the less I say about that game the better.
 

kingfey

Banned
Exactly you'd think they would bring that over also
They are like EA. They bring good ideas, yet they can't incorporate on their other games.

We saw how jedi fallen order single player did, yet the fucked up battlefield 2042. Then you have ubisoft with black flag, and does the same thing as battlefield 2042.

Its like they are incapable of utilizing their games.
 
What? I thought the reason for all the delays was to add single player, the game was originally announced as multiplayer only and was supposed to come out in friggin' 2018, what have they been doing all this time if it's still multiplayer only?

But at any rate, very glad it's not been canceled and is still coming.
 

Speaking during Ubisoft’s latest earnings call on Thursday, CFO Frédérick Duguet provided an update on the game’s new direction since it was internally rebooted in 2020, as per an exclusive VGC report published the same year.

“It’s a very promising new IP focussing on multiplayer first, so very consistent with our strategy to bring multiplayer competition and co-op first in a big open world, with a great, attractive fantasy,” he said.

“That’s of course a longer development time that we’ve had on that game, but we’re very happy with the artistic direction and the progress of the game so far.”
It was always a MP first game though they've always sold it as a multiplayer game.
 
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