Ubisoft are clearly not ready to leave behind the brilliant work they did with Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, since they just announced a swashbuckling new game called Skull & Bones.
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Ubisoft Singapore are building the title, which is clearly based on the tech used in the popular Assassin’s Creed game. This will be a multiplayer affair, however.
“It is the Golden Age of Piracy. Renegade captains command the most powerful weapons on Earth: warships,” says the official blurb. “You are a pirate captain who has refused the king’s pardon and sailed from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, an untamed frontier full of lavish riches.
“However, these waters are also a battleground where far-reaching colonial empires, powerful trading corporations, and ruthless pirate gangs clash. In order to survive, you will have to build a lethal fleet, prey upon lucrative trade routes, and ally with other pirates in your endless struggle for supremacy.”
You’ll be sailing the open ocean, plundering as you go. You will pick your captain, build your ship, then set sail and take part in dramatic battles. Whether you form a gang with your friends or become a feared solo pirate will be up to you.
Here’s some multiplayer action:
Yep, it’s even got sea shanties. Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
It’s coming autumn 2018.