Skull and Bones Is Shattering Player Engagement Records Among Prior Ubisoft Titles

While the majority of coverage surrounding Skull and Bones has been disappointingly negative and focused around Ubisoft’s pirate sim falling short of expectations, Ubi itself is now stating that rumors of the game sinking before leaving port are greatly exaggerated.

According to Gamespot, Ubisoft has reported that Skull and Bones players are averaging four or more hours per day playing the game, which skyrockets it up to Ubisoft’s second-most concurrently played game of all time. The title sitting in the number-one slot has not been revealed, but you can probably assume that’s it’s either Rainbow Six: Siege or maybe The Division 2.

Ubisoft has been around for nearly 40 years, and is no stranger to live service or open world game models, so this should really come as no surprise to anybody watching from afar. There’s also been a massive marketing effort to promote Skull and Bones, and Ubisoft is practically throwing free pirate fun at gamers with an eight-hour trial available for the game, which follows multiple open betas… All of which carries over your progress into the full game.

I’m really enjoying my time with Skull and Bones right now, and probably already have about 30-40 hours in the game. I haven’t had a chance to put together a formal review as of yet, but I would strongly urge anyone interested in pirate games to check out the free trial at least for themselves. I’m having a blast, and I always say that you’re better suited trying or seeing a game for yourself rather than just reading reactions online.

Season 1: Raging Tides is available right now for Skull & Bones which adds some new story content and seasonal rewards, and the game is available now (featuring cross-play and cross-progression) on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

Papa Dom

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