Open world naval pirate game to skip E3 2019.
Skull & Bones

Ubisoft delivered some sad news today. Their open world pirate themed naval combat game, Skull & Bones, has been delayed until at least mid-2020. The team working on the game even delivered word today that they would be skipping E3 2019.

Skull & Bones was initially revealed way back at E3 2017. More footage was revealed at E3 2018 and it was still looking pretty good. Last year came the first delay which pushed it into the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Today, that date has been pushed back yet again to the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which begins April 2020.

The Skull & Bones team says that they will share more information when they're ready to do.

As a quick refresher, Skull & Bones takes the naval combat from games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and makes it its own game. That's the idea at least. Of course, to make an entire game focused on that one aspect is sounding like it's a much larger challenge than originally thought. The only comparable title out there right now would be Sea of Thieves, and we all know how rocky that game was for quite some time after launch.