Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s Highly Anticipated Game Faces Price Drop Amid Delayed Release

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After facing delays and rescheduling several times, the game Skull and Bones was finally released in the year 2020. It became available for purchase on February 16, 2017, initially priced at $69.99 or £69.99 equivalent.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions are currently on sale at a discounted price of $44.99 at Best Buy, while UK’s Hit store is selling them for £49.85. This indicates that retailers have promptly adjusted the pricing of the product.

Prior to the game’s release, Ubisoft faced inquiries during an earnings call about the rationale behind pricing Skull & Bones at $70 and potentially limiting its player base, despite its live service model preference.

The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, justified the full-price tag by highlighting the game’s extensive scope. He emphasized that Skull & Bones is a comprehensive and substantial game deserving of its price point.

Skull and Bones was introduced by Ubisoft alongside a complimentary eight-hour trial version that allows players to carry over their progress to the full game upon purchase.

Capcom has hinted at potentially pricing other games at $70, following the launch of Dragon’s Dogma 2, as part of a pricing reassessment due to rising development costs.

Skull and Bones was delayed, making Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, released in December of the previous year, Ubisoft’s first game at the increased price point. Initially planned as Ubisoft’s first $70 game, Skull and Bones also saw a notable price reduction within the first two weeks of its launch, dropping to $49.99 (or £43.85).

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