Ubisoft Delays Skull & Bones to 2019

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During Ubisoft's financial conference call, the company confirmed that its upcoming pirate game, Skull and Bones, won't release in 2018 but sometime between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020.

Although delays are never ideal from a fan perspective, giving Skull and Bones more time to cook makes sense if Ubisoft plans on turning the series into an ongoing franchise. As such, the decision to delay it hasn't been taken lightly. Assassin's Creed Origins, which launched last October, boasted record performance for an Assassin's Creed game in a fourth fiscal quarter and Far Cry 5 emerged as the second biggest release ever for the company with $310 million in player spending during its first week.

"One year ago we proudly announced Skull and Bones at E3 2017". PRI now represents 27.9 percent of total sales versus 20.8 percent the year before, something Ubisoft credits to the both the quality of its games and strong live services.

"Our goal remains as clear as ever: build a shared systemic open ocean that captures the essence of the pirate fantasy and is full of activities".

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We still need to wait until we can say anything about the exact date.

"Letting you set your own objectives and to take down your rivals on your own terms is key to the experience we want to create", the developer goes on.

Apparently, Ubisoft expects to sell 19 million copies with this three video games - somewhat less than the 23 million copies expected between the four games of the previous fiscal year, and has detailed that it will be present at E3 2018, to be held in June. "Going forward we will continue sharing updates on our progress and taking your feedback into account".

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