According to reports, The French Developer’s Skull and Bones cooperative piracy action will be put through its paces in a functional playtesting soon. It’s also worth noting that the studio appears to have renamed the project to use a yellow head, as well as crossbones, drawn on a dark banner rather than the classic recognizable maritime artwork that was used to advertise it.
Invitations Have Already Been Handed Out
According to business source Tom Henderson, invitations for Skull & Bones technical playtests have already been handed out and playtime may start as soon as the following month. In case you’re unfamiliar, playtests include getting players to check out an unpolished iteration of a product so that the creators can work out any kinks in the mechanics, make any necessary adjustments to the level of difficulty, and on and on.
When it comes to Ubisoft’s abrupt shift in strategy, Skull & Bones has been plagued by several issues throughout production. Production crew members allegedly asked, “Do you participate as a bandit or do you participate as a ship?” while discussing the game’s concept, according to reports.
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With this change in marketing, it’s possible that the project, following eight long years of production purgatory, is now back on course and prepared for a brand-new unveiling.
Skull and Bones Technical Playtest invites have just been sent out, which begin at the end of week.
Looks like the game has had a rebrand since it was first announced. pic.twitter.com/fOCSmqJJVa
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) April 26, 2022
As a matter of fact, The Frech Publisher is so optimistic about the latest and upcoming IP that it just announced an exclusive membership for enthusiasts to join. In exchange for signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), players would be able to try out initial builds of Skull & Bones and provide input that the developers may utilize for future iterations of their title.
You may still join up for this initiative on Ubisoft’s homepage even though it was introduced a couple of months ago. Go now it’s still there.