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Skull & Bones Could be Launching in November

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Ubisoft's long-awaited open world pirate game Skull & Bones could be releasing in November, according to reports.

According to Eurogamer, Ubisoft have had another release date leak for a game — this time for its open world game Skull & Bones. Industry insider @ALumia_Italia, spotted a release date for the game listed as Nov. 8, 2022. According to the report, the leak was also verified by known leaker Tom Henderson.

Previously, Ubisoft announced that they planned to release Skull & Bones in its fiscal year 2022-2023, which runs April 1, 2022 until March 31, 2023. The leaked date lines up with this window.

The game began development back in 2013, initially planned as an expansion for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then later an an MMO spin-off titled Black Flag Infinite. Eventually the game transitioned into its own project. Skull & Bones has had a tumultuous development according to a report from Kotaku, having undergone multiple changes to direction and gameplay.

Multiplayer test footage from the game leaked back in April this year, which Ubisoft later acknowledged. Close to four minutes of footage appeared on a subreddit for gaming leaks, showing the game's opening minutes, including a cinematic introduction and tutorial.

Yesterday, the release date for Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was leaked just a few hours before the official announcement, made as part of the Nintendo Direct mini: Partner Showcase.

Regardless, until Ubisoft confirms the official release date for Skull & Bones, players should set their expectations accordingly.