Skull and Bones delayed to 2023: Here's why

Skull & Bones
(Image credit: Ubisoft)

Skull and Bones has been delayed to March 9th, 2023. This is rather abrupt, as it was set to launch in just a little more than a month from today. Its initial release date would have seen it come on November 8, which would have been a day before when God of War Ragnarök comes to PS5.

While its possible Ubisoft pushed it out of the early November slot due to how packed that month currently is (some examples include Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Sonic Frontiers), the company's reasoning for the delay has to do with the "invaluable feedback" received during technical tests.

The Skull and Bones team specifically highlights that it needs "extra time to polish and balance the experience even further." The game probably isn't as good as the developers wanted, with community feedback highlighting that more clearly. 

If things need to be fixed and changed, then so be it. Five extra months of development is quite a bit of time to iron out the kinks, so it's probably safe to assume the team is reworking things quite significantly (or maybe just in overdrive bug-fixing mode) 

We can also expect Skull and Bones' open beta in the somewhat near future, although specific dates have not been given. If you're desperate to jump into Skull and Bones, you can join the game's Insider Program to get early access and offer feedback of your own. 

Momo Tabari
Contributing Writer

Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.