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Skull & Bones leaked footage shows NPC mutinies and ship crafting

Ubisoft’s long-expected, oft-delayed multiplayer pirate game Skull & Bones just sprung a leak. Footage of a six minute introductory video appeared on Reddit (though it was taken down just as I was writing this) and it’s the type of narrated primer shown to testers or preview players before they get to try the game, rather than raw footage of someone just playing.

Since I actually played a bit of Skull & Bones back in 2018 at a preview event (and probably watched the same sort of video first), I was curious to see how much of it looked familiar and what had changed. My session took place after Skull & Bones had been delayed to 2019, but before it was delayed to 2020, and then delayed again into 2022-2023.