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E3 2017: Pirate Game ‘Skull & Bones’ Trailer, Gameplay
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Skull & Bones

If you love pirates and video games, you’re probably pretty excited about a game like Sea of Thieves. But as it turns out, that’s not the only pirate game on the way. During Ubisoft’s E3 2017 presentation, a game called Skull & Bones was introduced which also offers some good old pirate fun.

Basically, Ubisoft took the knowledge they gained in crafting naval battles in games like Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and ran with it.

You read more about the game and watch a cinematic trailer, a gameplay demo, and a “What You Need to Know” video below.


It is the Golden Age of Piracy. Renegade captains command the most powerful weapons on Earth: warships. 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.

Dominate a Dangerous Open Ocean: A shared open world that reacts as you plunder rich trade routes

Customize Your Pirate Experience: Choose your captain, recruit your crew and build deadly ships

Naval Combat Redefined: Use your weapons, spyglass and even the wind to stalk and destroy your prey

Play Solo or Coop: Raid the Hunting Grounds alone or group with other players to hunt larger prey

Explosive Multiplayer: Enter the Disputed Waters and fight for supremacy in a variety of game modes

Skull & Bones is currently scheduled for release sometime in the fall of 2018.

If interested, be sure to also check out more of our E3 2017 coverage!


Sail the high seas of Skull and Bones, an online naval open world game set during the Golden Age of Piracy in the exotic and untamed frontier of the Indian Ocean.

Watch the world premiere of Skull and Bones official gameplay video to see a first look at rival pirate gangs fighting in explosive naval combat during the Golden Age of Piracy.

Chris Watters visits the development team at Ubisoft Singapore for a behind-the-scenes look at Skull and Bones and what went into making its depiction of open world, multiplayer pirate life a reality.

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1 Comment »

  1. Meh. As nice as it looks, I get the impression this will be a one-trick pony, i.e. Naval combat and nothing else. Where is the story, the exploration? I may be barking up the wrong tree, but even MP games offer some variety.

    Comment by Walterius Maximus — June 16, 2017 @ 4:20 am

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