Skull and Bones Sets Sail; Free Trial Available

Ubisoft announces the full availability of Skull and Bones, launching the pirate adventure for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. This is a day some thought might never arrive after all the delays following the game's announcement in 2017 for a 2018 launch. There's a Standard Edition and a Premium Edition, and access to the Premium Edition is included with a Ubisoft+ subscription. There is the chance to sample the game for free through a trial version that permits up to eight hours of play. The note about the free trial says it's for this weekend, but also says the offer expires on 1/1/2300, in which case Bones McCoy may end up checking out Skull and Bones. The previously released Launch Trailer shows how you can make your bones as a pirate. Here's what this brings to the boarding party:
ENGAGE IN THRILLING NAVAL COMBAT
Sail the lawless seas solo or team up with two other players to partake in shareable contracts and rewards.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHIP TO MATCH YOUR PLAYSTYLE
Craft and sail up to 10 different ships at launch, each with unique perks to match your own personal playstyle.

BECOME THE MOST INFAMOUS PIRATE KING
Face cutthroat pirate hunters, deadly sea monsters, unpredictable weather, dangerous rogue waves, supernatural threats, and more as you explore a vast open world.

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Feb 16, 2024, 13:32
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Re: Skull and Bones Sets Sail Feb 16, 2024, 13:32
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An odd marketing decision to host Skull and Bones on Geforce Now but not the trial version.
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Feb 16, 2024, 13:44
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Re: Skull and Bones Sets Sail Feb 16, 2024, 13:44
Feb 16, 2024, 13:44
 
The beta was interesting, but honestly repetitive, and just couldn't see playing this long term.
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Feb 16, 2024, 14:00
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Re: Skull and Bones Sets Sail Feb 16, 2024, 14:00
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I have been in one alpha and two betas and the game is the most trite and mediocre AAA garbage in a long time... hmm... or maybe not... Flopspoken, Aveum and GoLOLum haven't been that long ago Wink ... but anyway, I'd rather replay Black Flag a dozen times in a row than spend a single minute more in that Skull & Bones puddle of dung.

They need to put in some VERY hard work if they want to salvage that ship wreck. Their execution on their Year 1 plan needs to be flawless and on point. And even then... I doubt I will be checking back again before the Year 3 plan has been successfully executed because that's AT LEAST how long it will take to really get this wreck repaired and off the massive reef it has collided with. If ever.
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Feb 16, 2024, 15:12
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Looks like a $10-15 indie game..
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Re: Skull and Bones Sets Sail
Feb 16, 2024, 15:20
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I can’t believe that they think this is a $60 game 🤣
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Feb 16, 2024, 15:52
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Steele Johnson wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 15:20:
I can’t believe that they think this is a $60 game 🤣

Brah, that Outcast game that they dropped a demo for the other day came out yesterday. It's 60 bucks on sale for 50 right now. It has ZERO reviews yet. That is nuts to me. The asking price on a sequel to a game that not everyone heard about or played in the late 90s that isn't really AAA quality based on that demo.
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Feb 16, 2024, 16:04
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Remember folks, this is a quadruple-A game, the first of its kind for sheer awe-inspiring quality. Setting the new benchmark, the new standard, in interactive video game titles.
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Feb 16, 2024, 16:08
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The Half Elf wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 13:44:
The beta was interesting, but honestly repetitive, and just couldn't see playing this long term.


My sentiments exactly. After an hour or so I got bored, left, and uninstalled it. I said this from the outset. It was great, as part of the narrative, in Black Flag, but as an entire game? Um no. And they want $80 CDN for it? Lol! Yeah, good luck with that. Even F2P with micro's I wouldn't bother. I don't understand who at Ubisoft could have possibly thought this was a good idea.
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Feb 16, 2024, 16:24
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Osc8r wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 15:12:
Looks like a $10-15 indie game..

That is some nonsense. Not saying anything about the quality of how this game plays, but nothing about this looks "indie". It is clearly something done by a LOT of professionals.
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Feb 16, 2024, 17:24
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Maybe my expectations are just that low, but I'm being entertained by the game. I mean, I don't know what too many people would expect, it's a pirate ship game.

Hell, it seems like a lot of people whom are upset seem to be revolving around the lack of walking around on land...in a game that they basically said was going to be purely ship-based Black Flag.
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Feb 16, 2024, 19:29
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Osc8r wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 15:12:
Looks like a $10-15 indie game..

For reference, please find me a $10 indie game that looks like this. Because being a doubter is one thing; but that is ridiculous.

"Graphics aren't everything you noob!!! "

Agreed. But doing an isometric view is way less expensive than graphically what this game is doing. I'm not a fan of Ubisoft at all, but saying shit like this means you didn't think an iota about what you wrote.
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Feb 16, 2024, 19:55
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Steele Johnson wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 15:20:
I can’t believe that they think this is a $60 game 🤣

Um, no! Try again, they are going for 70. the last I heard. and that was not going over well.

Also, from a Video we saw, and this was a major concern and big backlash UBI took over Boarding a ship. I saw a video when they boarded it and it went straight to looting the chest. If that's their idea of fun with no combat or melee mechanics in boarding a ship. Good luck with that. This game wont last a month.

Played this at E3 many moons ago, and it was awful! I'm honestly shocked this game didn't get canceled.
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Feb 16, 2024, 21:07
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I hope there is eventual a demo, or free weekend. I downloaded the bata, started with a scripted fight, then me on a raft, something about we need to check the dead body's, but i never found them, because after 20 minutes server maintenance or whatever.
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Feb 16, 2024, 21:07
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Re: Skull and Bones Sets Sail Feb 16, 2024, 21:07
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They couldn't cancel it because of licencing commitments with Singapore. Its really sad actually as its not really worth.. well, anything.

Ubi made a horrid business decision and now is trying to say this garbage is worth 70usd. Sink well little game...
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Feb 16, 2024, 22:24
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Michelle Rodriguez from Fast and Furious movies just tried to get me to play this game on a 10 second ad on youtube lol
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Feb 16, 2024, 22:25
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Come on Ubisoft, you know the words:
Give me a happy ending...every time
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Feb 16, 2024, 22:32
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Feb 17, 2024, 04:46
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 21:07:
I hope there is eventual a demo, or free weekend. I downloaded the bata, started with a scripted fight, then me on a raft, something about we need to check the dead body's, but i never found them, because after 20 minutes server maintenance or whatever.

Bro?!? This newsbit that you are commenting on here actually mentions a free trial so whatcha waitin' for? You can grab the free trial from Ubi Connect and try the game for free for eight hours. Eight hours should hopefully be enough to go and find your dead bodies... unless you fall asleep from all the suck and miss it again!

P.S.: That scripted sea fight at the start is the dumbest and lamest beginning of a game that I have seen in a long, long time. First, it is generally dumb when a game throws you into the middle of a huge fight at the very beginning because maybe you want to get accustomed to the controls first or check out what the performance is like etc.? Hm, Ubi? How about that?

And secondly, the game is supposed to be all about being a pirate, owning a ship (or ships) and hopefully about going through many an epic sea battle, right? So, how stupid is it to get thrown into a fucking scripted sea fight that is totally unrealistic, plays like some arcade shit version of Black Flag and that you can not win or escape from because the game does not even register your hits as hits? The whole sea fight feels like one big SUCK.
To add insult to injury, if you navigate only a little bit away from the enemy ships, you get the good old "return to the battlefield or else..." message which really adds to the immersion BIG time.
What the actual fuck were they thinking at UbiSoft??? Scratch that... was anyone even thinking at all at UbiSoft when they came up with that crap? Rhetorical question. The answer is a resounding NOPE. They intellectually went full amoeba on this one.
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Feb 17, 2024, 13:14
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 21:07:
I hope there is eventual a demo, or free weekend. I downloaded the bata, started with a scripted fight, then me on a raft, something about we need to check the dead body's, but i never found them, because after 20 minutes server maintenance or whatever.

Yeah it's free this weekend. Going to try it out. I have zero expectations and never played any of the other games you guys mentioned, plus I like the idea of turn based combat.
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Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 16:08:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 13:44:
The beta was interesting, but honestly repetitive, and just couldn't see playing this long term.


My sentiments exactly. After an hour or so I got bored, left, and uninstalled it. I said this from the outset. It was great, as part of the narrative, in Black Flag, but as an entire game? Um no. And they want $80 CDN for it? Lol! Yeah, good luck with that. Even F2P with micro's I wouldn't bother. I don't understand who at Ubisoft could have possibly thought this was a good idea.
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