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YongYea
YongYea 9 päivää sitten
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C B
C B 2 päivää sitten
@GlaciusTS it's a MMO, play Assassin's Creed if you want a single player adventure. It's always been an MMO.
GlaciusTS
GlaciusTS 2 päivää sitten
@C B That’s a shame. Would have loved to see something more along the lines of Sunless Sea meets Sea of Thieves, with narrative driving the exploration and lots of loot. Less emphasis on the multiplayer.
C B
C B 2 päivää sitten
I've worked on it since 2014. They didn't know if they want it to be a MMO or Fortnite type game. When Fortnite type games were hit they totally switched to an arena PvP game. Then when that hype died out, Execs got pissed. So now they are going back to a MMORPG after New Worlds success. They are trying to copy Pirates of the Burning Sea. They are going to use that as a template
ACK_MINDSEYE
ACK_MINDSEYE 7 päivää sitten
@The Spider Google “Ubisoft abuse” & I’m sure a bunch of news stories will pop up for you to peruse.
The Spider
The Spider 7 päivää sitten
Is there evidence of an abusive work environment, or just accusations being taken as fact?
Michael Kausalik
Michael Kausalik 5 tuntia sitten
Too many captains and not enough pirates.
DeepVoice Games
DeepVoice Games 17 tuntia sitten
you have to be crazy to buy this game now. Ubisoft are known for releasing buggy unfinished games already. so this game will be released unplayable
MoooN
MoooN 22 tuntia sitten
oh no.
GGA007Gaming
GGA007Gaming Päivä sitten
Since they are under contract why not release a free month betta for everyone and let the consumers help guide you this has saved many smaller games including things like minecraft in the past during development. Even today some companies with bigger ips have done the same on steam. I still dont understand why not release it as a expansion then release a standalone so many other games have done that too.
Dark Star Mike
Dark Star Mike Päivä sitten
This is the first I've ever heard of Skull and Bones. I feel for the devs.
niizzy a
niizzy a Päivä sitten
This game would've sucked anyway. While I absolutely LOVE the thematic and think its super under used and under appreciated, you're stuck in ship vs ship battles forever and it will get boring FAST. If they did and upgraded version of Sea Dogs, it would be the best game of the decade.
Row Man
Row Man Päivä sitten
Batman believes fear is an excellent motivator
omegagilgamesh
omegagilgamesh Päivä sitten
"The Skull & Bones team is proud of the work they've accomplished on the project..." What "accomplished work," you lying sacks of shit?! Seriously, AAA game publishers are getting even worse with their official statements every week. It used to be just blanket, ambiguous statements, then spinning the truth, then deflections, now it seems like they're just lying & denying on habit. Hold up a blue pen, and if you say it's blue, they'll say "There is no pen" in an impression of that kid from The Matrix.
Саша Петросян
Саша Петросян 2 päivää sitten
Целый день небось сидишь дома, сходи по гуляй, одичал уже.
Jay Boi
Jay Boi 2 päivää sitten
won’t even be fun, basically like any jet fighting game / star wars space fight only game but with ships
COMPTON R
COMPTON R 2 päivää sitten
I thought by ‘skull and bones’ yong was talking about how developers make games bare now a days.
Drifter AX
Drifter AX 2 päivää sitten
This crushes my soul, I’ve been so excited for this game
JDH
JDH 2 päivää sitten
None of this will matter once FC6 hits😎
tyraelpl
tyraelpl 2 päivää sitten
Love how their games just "turn out to be", how they are this rusultant instead of being strictly designed and strictly controlled in a certain way. Like this weird abomination stitched together from all the different random parts that simply dont wanna fit. Cant put a cows head on squirrels body frame xD Still they try it. Absolutely impressive xD
WannabeHistorian692
WannabeHistorian692 2 päivää sitten
Matt McMuscles is gonna love this one.
Jakkaphat Kaewthong
Jakkaphat Kaewthong 2 päivää sitten
Tell that to tf2 it was in development for 9 years
rjimmy1989
rjimmy1989 3 päivää sitten
Forgot skull & bones was a thing
Lloyd Green
Lloyd Green 3 päivää sitten
Bad Management will always mess up a project, lack of focus, and no focus lead to waste of money, time, to showing the true pettiness of people. Oh and no game for the public.
Norodim
Norodim 3 päivää sitten
Game is in developement for 8 year. Star Citizens, is that you?
Bo0Mgameplaya
Bo0Mgameplaya 3 päivää sitten
How the fuck do they not have a clear vision for this game?! Just make fucking Black Flag but without the Assassins, as this is what everyone wanted and hoped for. We never wanted a survival pirate game or whatever the hell, just some good ship combat based on Black Flag but better and more polished. This seems like another case of the management attempting to change the game into what THEY want, and not what the players originally expected.
Andreas
Andreas 3 päivää sitten
Ubisoft has gone from innovative and creative, to lacklustre and greedy. Shame really since there was so much potential with the Ghost recon franchise.
Unknown Alien
Unknown Alien 3 päivää sitten
Now I'm not buying this game for a long time, if ever.
AcolyteOF Fire
AcolyteOF Fire 3 päivää sitten
i thought they completely shut down the production XD when did they start again?
Cody T
Cody T 3 päivää sitten
Guys just play SoT, I know it had a rough launch but there's actually a ton of content now.
Patrice Boivin
Patrice Boivin 3 päivää sitten
"No game should be in development for 8 years." Here I am waiting for Skyrim on the PS3 bugs to be fixed. Didn't they make millions? Where did the money go?
Waugh
Waugh 3 päivää sitten
Past few years I've been getting really tired of these PR people spouting their self-glorifying nonsense.
vide0gameCaster
vide0gameCaster 3 päivää sitten
Oh yeah... that game exists
Get_Serious495
Get_Serious495 3 päivää sitten
I'll just go and play AC 4 black flag again thanks.
Charles Gurley
Charles Gurley 4 päivää sitten
if this is in a nightmare what is Beyond good and evil 2 at this point? lol
stevo mulzy
stevo mulzy 4 päivää sitten
Sounds like beyond good and evil 2 as well
Mark Ferrer
Mark Ferrer 4 päivää sitten
Wasn't it as simple as extrapolating from Assassin's Creed 4? Overcomplexity isn't worth it.
Evan Mosher
Evan Mosher 4 päivää sitten
There’s another thing wrong with the company Ubisoft look at their stock on the stock market is basically plumbed it down to like $12
John Tresca
John Tresca 4 päivää sitten
you didn't talk about prince of persia sands of time remake
Lord_of_Lords
Lord_of_Lords 4 päivää sitten
live Service = making the most money with the least work it's the worst thing ever happening to the game industry and people endorse it....
Raveen Bikha
Raveen Bikha 5 päivää sitten
Can people stop buying Ubisoft games? Their games are incomplete: already charge season pass months before launch, mtx in paid games. And killing franchises
Michael Nwazue
Michael Nwazue 5 päivää sitten
Let’s be real, it was a pirates cash grab when sea of thieves came out
SIG442
SIG442 5 päivää sitten
I wouldn't mind having a small team to start with and try to define a game like this, start work on it and see what we can come up with. I think a team of just 5 would be nice to start with. I do think going trough everything that was there up to that moment and see what we can do with it. Probably need the right engine choice and obviously full control. Else this thing won't work. Gradually I would like to take in more people when required and progress towards the eventual game in a natural way, not a 'we want money so do it our way' as many of these big companies love to do.
William Alexander
William Alexander 5 päivää sitten
It’ll be fine
Nikolai508
Nikolai508 5 päivää sitten
Some games can be in development for that long legitimately, especially if they're writing their own game engine for it. E.g. Rockstar's RAGE engine.
Chroma Key
Chroma Key 5 päivää sitten
Was looking forward to this for a long time a shame that it is more than likely going to be a pump and dump scenario
_ skyguy _
_ skyguy _ 5 päivää sitten
excuse me? no game should be in developtment for 8 years? You really really have no idea what you are talking about, I can't watch the rest of the video after something like that.
antwango
antwango 5 päivää sitten
Come on everyone knew this was a game along side black flags, i even thought it was Blackflags! the same tech and graphics ffs! yes 2012 not 2017!
spartan 1337
spartan 1337 5 päivää sitten
its gonna be like ff15 keep getting delayed
Will Hall
Will Hall 5 päivää sitten
Arghnthem
Charles S
Charles S 5 päivää sitten
I had wondered what had happened to this game. I saw the trailer for it and was actually looking forward to it. Guess I'll write it off now.
Guy man Hyp
Guy man Hyp 5 päivää sitten
LacktheVision xD
Guy man Hyp
Guy man Hyp 5 päivää sitten
Youngyea is your favourite word ''endeavor''?? Almost as ''family'' in the fast and the furious movies xD
Sauce
Sauce 5 päivää sitten
no vision? didnt they show an E3 demo where they said it was teambased PVP?
Blookbug IV
Blookbug IV 5 päivää sitten
Ubisoft is aids
AskiRyX
AskiRyX 5 päivää sitten
1:32 Red Dead Redemption 2
LyuboA
LyuboA 5 päivää sitten
What does it Matter at this point Only Morons continue to care about Ubishit "games" - MTX SCAMS
Yasai Picles
Yasai Picles 5 päivää sitten
Lol a pirate ship game.. yah that sounds like a cool idea to waste reasources with. 🙄
tminus543
tminus543 5 päivää sitten
“Ubisoft is not having a good month of PR” BLIZZARD: HOLD MY BUTT PLUGS
LyuboA
LyuboA 5 päivää sitten
Thats why games Cost Alot of Money Mismanagement and Huge Bonuses for Management Plus most of the game development Money that companies sais was for development is actually going for Advertising the game so AAA use around 20 to 30% MAX of the Budget companies SAY the game Has for actual development
LyuboA
LyuboA 5 päivää sitten
Actually this is only 1 game like that another with poor development is Beyond Good and Evil 2 and theres other games yet unannounced that are in Hell Development
R O
R O 5 päivää sitten
Yo
Selwrynn
Selwrynn 5 päivää sitten
The last good AC game was Black Flag.
Dauth Eldrvaria
Dauth Eldrvaria 5 päivää sitten
You'd think these people would quit by now. Maybe find a better job and environment but I guess you can't do that in the gaming industry. Id just stop making games. You don't make good games and the industry is rife with corruption. Why stay? You that desperate? Jeez...
Long John
Long John 5 päivää sitten
I bet they are using the same ancient Game engine as AC Valhalla ..... One of Valhalla's biggest problems and why it's a buggy mess that has only gotten worse with time is that it's a 2014 game engine built for DX11 and with Vahalla they tried to go with DX12 which uses everything different from CPU core usage to GPU memory transfers to shaders. Plus I have a sneaking suspicion that the one or two top Devs that wrote that Game Engine are long gone (Who at the top of their game wants to work for abusive assholes?) and no one else there really understands how it works .... Using a game engine and actually coding a game engine are two entirely different levels of coding and trying to adapt a DX11 game engine to DX12 and make it work is no minor feat ..... It uses CPU cores poorly, it crashes the graphics drivers, it doesn't stream assets from GPU memory efficiently and the saves are completely broken so a lot of quests get stuck and can't be completed
Dauth Eldrvaria
Dauth Eldrvaria 5 päivää sitten
We been working on having the most inclusive environment blah blah blah Weren't you just caught for abusing ur workers like last year? If not beginning of this year? Who gives a fuck about what you been being more inclusive about? Obviously it's a lie...
The Butcher
The Butcher 6 päivää sitten
Every time I hear that Kotaku talked to "unnamed developers", I think of some guy in the mail room or the intern that never wanted to make games in the first place.
seekertosecrets
seekertosecrets 6 päivää sitten
12:35 Why am I not surprised they used THAT engine.
AJR 9946
AJR 9946 6 päivää sitten
Black flag was one of my initial purchases on Xbox one release day. I can remember being excited for skull and bones back then
Lee Adrian CatFox
Lee Adrian CatFox 6 päivää sitten
I almost forgot that Anthem exist.
Rafael Iasbeck Dalcol
Rafael Iasbeck Dalcol 6 päivää sitten
Oh for heaven's sake! SKULL & BONES!? Come on Ubisoft, this game was literally supposed to be Black Flag's ship combat as a standalone game! How did you manage to get that stuck in dev hell!? In the words of GradeAUnderA: What did you do!? I'm more impressed than anything!
Vangyx_217
Vangyx_217 6 päivää sitten
These game developers really need to reconsider who is leading their projects. Jesus...
Eric M
Eric M 6 päivää sitten
Why wouldn't they just re-tool the Assassin Creed multiplayer engine to work with Black Flag mechanics and expand on them? Everyone I know loved the naval combat of that game.
MrCurbinator
MrCurbinator 6 päivää sitten
Too much investment, too much risk.
Darkestccino
Darkestccino 6 päivää sitten
Heads up guys, I looked at the citations and I believe this story should be taken with a grain of salt. The video only has one citation being a Kotaku article, and that Kotaku article seems to lack a lot of citations itself. For example, it said "one current developer compared the project's current trajectory to Bioware's Anthem", in which it does have a citation about what the Anthem disaster was, but doesn't have a citation that proves a developer actually said that. I gave it a glance looking for citations, and I couldn't find any interview transcripts, audio, or video. So Kotaku's source for this appears to be "Just trust me bro". I would all say this is very likely to be true to some extent, as big game companies have a track record of stuff like this happening. However, journalists also have a track record of exaggerating things to ludicrous degrees and sometimes telling flat out lies. So not everything in this video might be 100% accurate to reality and I'd wager at least some are hyperbolic.
720jlconner
720jlconner 6 päivää sitten
Man what a bummer it would be to be working on this game. Imagine putting years of effort and time into a game just to have it thrown out over and over again. Definition of burning someone out.
S1nwar
S1nwar 6 päivää sitten
sounds like you describe a war
Terry Monks
Terry Monks 6 päivää sitten
To be fair, sea of thieves with actual character progression sounds like a ton of fun
I M M
I M M 6 päivää sitten
They should just stop making the game. People didn't want Pirates: World of Warships. People wanted coop Black Flags with more open world mechanics.
MrFuddyDuddy
MrFuddyDuddy 6 päivää sitten
8 fucking years in development for a Assassin's Creed Black Flag ship combat simulator? Just cancel this puppy already, this is a too little too late situation.
j d
j d 6 päivää sitten
dude what about death stranding that shit was worth the wait
Inventor MjM
Inventor MjM 6 päivää sitten
I wish they would have just made a navel only expanded Black Flag ... that game was so dope..
dragonquest8ftw1
dragonquest8ftw1 6 päivää sitten
Considering this game was supposed to be built around the ship mechanics of Assassins Creed Black Flag you wouldn't think they'd be having so much trouble making a pirate game.
S J
S J 6 päivää sitten
I actually really like antham
Leo the Grey
Leo the Grey 6 päivää sitten
I didn't think it would be this much work to take the ship combat from AC4, polishing it up, and slapping it into a PvP environment.
Joe Momma
Joe Momma 6 päivää sitten
Damn shame it looked good and the navel warfare in black flag was really fun. I’m sure trying to cram loot boxes really didn’t help. You know how Ubisoft does. Maybe they should’ve just made a new Splinter Cell. Maybe they can call Bioware and barrow some BioWare magic lmao 😂
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor 6 päivää sitten
I was literally wondering what happened to this game. Thought it was cancelled considering when it was revealed
THE NEGROMANCER
THE NEGROMANCER 6 päivää sitten
If you wanted to shoot ships just play the last few assassins creed games who tf was foaming for the mouth for this game anyway
Alex Furry
Alex Furry 6 päivää sitten
*Duke Nukem Forever flashbacks*
Razor Calahan
Razor Calahan 6 päivää sitten
the one Ubisoft game I have been looking forward to since announcement. I guess I can scrap that off the list
jffry890
jffry890 6 päivää sitten
Bro, how fucking hard is it just to take the Black Flag sailing mechanics and make it PvPvE? That's all we really wanted. Add shit to it as you go, but there's no fucking reason this game should have taken over 8 years now.
Surprise Mechanics
Surprise Mechanics 6 päivää sitten
I'd rather see a game delayed rather than being released as a steaming pile of crap.
Heyo Jayo
Heyo Jayo 6 päivää sitten
Its DOA. A crappy live service always online game cobbled together in a couple of years full of shitty mtx No wonder ubi's logo looks like a turd from above lmao 😂😂😂
mediumvillain
mediumvillain 6 päivää sitten
I love how every company's response when these kinds of stories come out is "actually it's the ppl talking about this who are wrong." Activision had the exact same kind of response with the fair employment agency suing them
Eric
Eric 6 päivää sitten
I mean the footage of those tradeshow demos look complete enough to be a simple enough ship battle game. Wonder why that wasn't enough for some sort of eventual release.
Henry Wright
Henry Wright 6 päivää sitten
Man, that Libertalia idea would've been sick.
Rooster Cogbern
Rooster Cogbern 6 päivää sitten
It can’t compete with sea of thieves anyway…. Just scrap it, Ubisoft…
Rowanne Iris
Rowanne Iris 6 päivää sitten
"No game should be in development for eight years" Yandev: *Sweats nervously*
Gamer In A Trance
Gamer In A Trance 6 päivää sitten
By the time this game releases it might as well just be skull and bones
ByteBlok _
ByteBlok _ 6 päivää sitten
I was exited for this game back in the day, but I just don’t see any place for it these days.
Justin Gridley
Justin Gridley 7 päivää sitten
Sounds bad but we can't forget thus article is by kotaku one of the biggest laughing stocks of (( game urnolist))
Monica
Monica 7 päivää sitten
Skull And Bones secret society.
Jasephase2k9
Jasephase2k9 7 päivää sitten
What i cant understand is microtransactions.should be a large budget.have difficulty.s in development not just anthem.or less budget developer are on a wopping payday
zero195
zero195 7 päivää sitten
I honestly keep forgetting this game exists it's been delayed so much.
t-bone007
t-bone007 7 päivää sitten
That’s really disappointing since it looked like it was a spiritual successor to black flag (which in my opinion was one of the best pirate games I’ve ever played).
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