According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, Ubisoft's Skull & Bones has been rebooted and shifted towards a 'live' game model, and has also undergone changes to the game's leadership.
The report suggests that the open-world pirate game will now feature a persistent game world after being rebooted by the company last year, featuring quests, characters and storylines "that will drastically evolve and change over time based on the collective actions of the community."
Epic Games' Fortnite is said to have been a strong inspiration for the game's new direction in terms of its social and “live storytelling” elements. The game will also apparently have a stronger focus on collaboration.
As for the leadership changes, former editorial VP Elisabeth Pellen is reportedly now the game's creative director, taking over from Justin Farren. Pellen has been working at Ubisoft for the past two decades, and has acted as Online Content Director on various Assassin's Creed, Far Cry and Watchdogs games, and also directed 2003's XII.
It might still be a while until we hear anything official about this one, as the game's Twitter account hasn't posted since May 2019 and it didn't appear in Sunday's Ubisoft Forward event. That said, the company is apparently planning another Ubisoft Forward at some point, so let's hope we get an update when that rolls around!
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