Skull and Bones Rated For PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and Stadia, But Not For PS4 and Xbox One
Ubisoft’s global pirate adventure Skull and Bones has been in development for so long that it might have scrapped the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
The game was recently rated in Brazil for multiple platforms but there has been no mention of a possible PS4 or Xbox One version. The rating suggests it will be released for Google Stadia, PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.
There have been quite a few rumors that have suggested that the game had a tumulous development cycle and it has been rebooted again a couple of years ago. It was originally revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference where it was confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. At that time, it was hoped that the game might be out as soon as 2018.
As the release window inched closer, it was nowhere to be found. It was never shown again and faced multiple delays from 2018 to 19 and 2020. It was finally revealed that the game might launch in 2021 but even that ended up being optimistic, as it was pushed back to April 2022–March 2023 fiscal year for Ubisoft.
Skull and Bones was developed on the concept of the player controlling a Pirate ship like in Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. It was envisioned as a multiplayer-centric adventure. It was recently seen in the form of a closed beta test but a large chunk of the opening tutorial managed to sneak its way online.
It has been rated in Korea as well which suggests that we might be closer to a release date, and it could happen this year. So far, there is no official announcement from Ubisoft regarding the removal of a potential PS4 or Xbox One version, but this won’t be the first time it has happened. This was the case with Gotham Knights which was made to be released on the current-generation consoles and PC only.