Ubisoft announced a new pirate game called Skull and Bones at its E3 keynote: a shared world where you can team up with friends to sail and loot your way to pirate supremacy.
The game looks like in many ways an upgraded version of the piratical party of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, just with only the nautical bits (i.e., the best parts of that game.) Skull and Bones is set in the Golden Age of Piracy, with players able to build fleets, customize ships, and of course, plunder treasure from trading ships and other pirates.
Ubisoft showed off a 5v5 multiplayer battle in Skull and Bones at the keynote, and it looks seriously impressive, with some stunning graphics and interesting applications of real world sailing factors like the wind and cannon angles. If that wasn’t enough, there are sea shanties! And a kraken!
Skull and Bones is set to release in 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.