After several years of waiting, Skull & Bones resurfaces via a stolen video. The opportunity to discover the basics of the game and a bit of gameplay.
It’s almost crazy to think that Skull & Bones was announced 5 years ago. The title was billed as an ambitious pirate game before falling into oblivion due to chaotic development. Despite his discretion and multiple postponements, things finally seem to be moving internally.
5 minutes playing time for Skull & Bones
What should be a big Assassin’s Creed DLC is currently in the playtest phase at Ubisoft. In other words, players come to try the game behind closed doors and give their opinions. No luck for Ubi, one of them apparently leaked five minutes of gameplay. The opportunity to discover an updated engine and a short introduction that gives the context of the game. Skull & Bones is inspired by the Indian Ocean during the golden age of piracy. You begin your journey as an outsider with the goal of becoming the most notorious pirate to sail these waters.
The island of Sainte-Anne will serve as a huge center where new gear and ships can be crafted. In this high place of piracy, players can collect supplies for their expeditions and contracts with attractive rewards. Multiplayer game requires, also here we can exchange with other sailors. And it wouldn’t be a Ubisoft game without a healthy dose of style. Budding pirates can choose their outfit and accessories to sail with class.
Awareness system revealed
Reputation will of course have a central place in Skull & Bones. The actions of the players will in fact affect the notoriety system (Infamy), which will allow them to unlock new opportunities such as: B. Plans for ships, new supplies, etc. It increases by completing contracts, which can be completed cooperatively with up to 3 players. They offer rewards for achievements or penalties if applicable. The various side activities (exploration, looting, and treasure hunting) will also affect this system. It will of course be important to increase your reputation in order to unlock new boats, each of which brings its own style of play.
At sea, troop morale will also be important. When the sea on board is too strong, the crew organizes a mutiny to capture your ship. Skull & Bones can be played entirely solo or cooperatively. As more players gain power, more difficult content will be accessible to them. We’re talking about attacking forts and looting entire colonies. In-game events will spice things up. The only example in the video: facing armored merchants like never before and their aggressive escort.