Ubisoft officially announced the dates for the closed beta of Skull and Bones during its Ubisoft Forward Showcase on June 12. Players can now register for the Skull and Bones closed beta, which will be live for a few days in late August. Skull and Bones is currently in development for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.
Ubisoft officially announced the dates for the closed beta of Skull and Bones during its Ubisoft Forward Showcase on June 12. Players can now register for the Skull and Bones closed beta, which will be live for a few days in late August.
Skull and Bones has had a long and tumultuous journey to its open beta. Ubisoft began working on it in 2013, originally as an Assassin's Creed spinoff called Black Flag Infinite. Over the past decade, the game has undergone significant changes in its vision, scope, and direction. However, it seems that the troubled development of the game is finally coming to an end, with Ubisoft planning to release Skull and Bones before the end of next year.
During the Ubisoft Forward Showcase, it was announced that the closed beta of Skull and Bones will take place from August 25 to 28. Fans can register now by visiting the official website of the game at skullandbonesgame.com. This will allow them to get an early taste of Ubisoft's upcoming pirate action game. The beta will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Ubisoft Connect, the publisher's digital distribution platform. PC players should also check Ubisoft's website for the system requirements to ensure that Skull and Bones will run smoothly on their systems.
The announcement of the beta was accompanied by a new trailer and a live performance from the band Home Free. The group debuted their song “Skull and Bones” during Ubisoft Forward. Inspired by sea shanties, the music perfectly complements the high-seas adventures that players will experience in Ubisoft's Skull and Bones. The song is now available on digital streaming platforms as well.
In addition to the musical performance and the closed beta announcement, the trailer provided fans with the best look at Skull and Bones so far. It offered glimpses of exciting locations and encounters that players will discover in the game's version of the Indian Ocean. The trailer also showcased the options for ships and player characters, giving a sample of the explosive naval action that awaits.
However, the Ubisoft Forward event did not include a showcase of Skull and Bones gameplay. While the in-engine trailer showcases the game's visual quality, it provides little information about its gameplay mechanics. Fans got a taste of Skull and Bones gameplay in January, but it is hoped that Ubisoft will reveal more details once the closed beta is underway.