Skull and Bones is an upcoming open-world pirate experience that will release on November 8th, 2022. There is plenty to be excited about when it comes to this game. There may be something that will be off putting to players which we will lay out for you today.
There is only one issue I see with the game so far that I do not believe many people realize. It is a potential deal breaker for some, and I certainly can see why.
What is that issue?
The bad news
You play as a plundering pirate. The problem is that it doesn’t seem like you are able to actually do any of the boarding other ships or leading your sailors into the forts for seizure. It appears that you only control the ship yourself. We see in some of the game footage that material collection for crafting is also done from the boat.
I do not know how this will affect gameplay. On the one hand, you’re the captain. The captain’s job is to remain with the ship. Being a part of the raiding party would be super fun though. Time will tell if this was the right way to go for Ubisoft.
I do not know if this will be a bad thing in terms of the overall experience. I do believe a number of potential players were looking for a Sea of Thieves clone. That is not what they are getting here.