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News video games 09 March 2022, 22:46

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Skull and Bones Leaving Development Hell? Testers Wanted

The announcement of a program for insiders willing to test Skull & Bones has broken the silence surrounding Ubisoft's pirate game.

After five years Skull & Bones remains nothing more than a title. Even the latest gameplay is a few years old, and recent reports have suggested that development process isn't running smoothly. Meanwhile, Ubisoft has reminded us of Skull & Bones with an announcement about the search for testers.

The developers are inviting people to join a program that will enable the participants to check out an early version of the game.

  1. As stated in the announcement on Ubisoft's official website (via PC Gamer), the main goal of the initiative is to gather "real data and feedback" and see what players will be doing in Skull & Boneswhen given full freedom.
  2. To begin with, the developers will give access to the game to a small number of users, to help gauge initial feedback. The team added that players willing to sign up for the program should "have a keen interest in video game development" and have "plenty of time" to test the game.
  3. Of course, participants will also be bound by an NDA, so they won't be able to share any specific information with the world about Skull & Bones.

No word on when we can expect testing to begin, let alone any details on the current version of the game. Incidentally, we know that Skull & Bones has been transformed into a live-service game. Thus, it will be a direct competitor to Sea of Thieves, which is still doing quite well almost four years after its release.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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