Skull And Bones Delayed; Open Beta Planned

A Skull And Bones Release Date Update has the news that the upcoming pirate adventure has hit yet another delay. Kotaku first revealed a unconfirmed report that the game would not arrive in November as last planned. Shortly thereafter Ubisoft confirmed the news, saying the game is now due to set sail on March 9, 2023. We also received a press release with further details on why the game is delayed and plans for open beta testing before the launch:
An Open Beta will be held ahead of the game's worldwide launch to ensure players get a firsthand look at the dangerous world of Skull and Bones. Players will have the opportunity to discover the game's unique take on the piracy fantasy, its gritty naval combat as well as the immersive and beautiful seas of the 17th century Indian Ocean.

While the game development is finished at this stage, the extra time will be used to further polish and balance the experience using players' feedback from our Technical tests and Insider Program which happened over the past two weeks. This is the right decision both for our players and for the long-term success of the game asMarch 9, 2023 provides for a suitable release window for this very unique new brand.