Ubisoft's elusive pirate game Skull and Bones rumored for November launch

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Ubisoft's oft-delayed pirate game Skull and Bones might only be a few short months away from setting sail, if a leaked release date is authentic.

According to Aggiornamenti Lumia, a Twitter account that regularly leaks info from Microsoft and Xbox store listings before they're public, Skull and Bones is due to launch on November 8, 2022. Adding some credibility, noted industry leaker Tom Henderson replied to the tweet with a simple green check mark, seemingly to suggest he's heard or seen the same information.

Over the weekend, Henderson wrote a report for TryHardGuides which claims Ubisoft is set to "re-reveal" Skull and Bones the week commencing July 4. Henderson wrote that the studio plans to reveal some gameplay, the release date, and other unspecified details.

Acciornamenti Lumia also claimed today that an announcement is "imminent" and that Xbox store listings are ready to go live. Apparently, the listings include details a number of pre-order bonuses, including bonus missions, tokens, an artbook, and more.

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Skull and Bones has been as elusive as the Black Pearl, having been revealed back in 2017 before going dark for several years. Ubisoft said in 2020 that it was working on a new vision for the game and set a vague 2022 release window. This leak from September 2021 is our clearest indication of what that new vision might look like in the final release. If today's leak is accurate, we'll know a lot more very soon.

For everything else on the horizon, check out our comprehensive guide to new games of 2022.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.