Amid current earnings numbers for the full year 2020-2021, Ubisoft also shared initial forecasts for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-2022 (ending March 31, 2022), and the Skull and Bones game will not be released during this time. .
Here’s the snippet from the press release about the income:
This year, in particular, Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Riders Republic, The Division Heartland and Roller Champions will appear. Skull and Bones will be released now in 2022-23.
The earliest we’ll see of Skull and Bones will be April 2022, although that’s really the best estimate.
The pirate-themed open world multiplayer war game was first revealed at Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 2017, originally for release in late 2018. The game then slipped into 2019/2020 to offer “an even more engaging experience.” Of course, that didn’t happen either, because in September 2020 we heard directly from Creative Director Elisabeth Pellen that there was now a new vision for the game, which should be revealed again sometime in 2021.
Many of you have wondered why we had to delay our launch. The answer is that we just needed more time. We dreamed something bigger for Skull and Bones, and these ambitions naturally came with bigger challenges.
These difficulties delayed our game. Critical questions had to be answered in recent months, such as: how do we modernize the classic pirate fantasy? How do we provide a more immersive and in-depth experience? How do we create cool and memorable moments in the game? To answer most of these questions, it was clear that we needed more development time.
It’s unclear how different Skull and Bones will be now; maybe we’ll learn a little more at E3 2021. And what about Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine, two other Ubisoft games that were delayed from their original release windows? According to analyst Daniel Ahmad, they should still be released by the end of September, according to today’s conference call. That is, nothing had changed from their previous estimate, in which they were both scheduled for the first half of Ubisoft’s fiscal year. These two will definitely be on display at E3 2021.
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