Ubisoft reboots Skull & Bones
Wonder why naval warfare game Skull & Bones was missing from Ubisoft Forward? Looks like the team decided to reboot development last year.
Ubisoft’s Singapore studio struggled to find “a unique position among Ubisoft’s existing portfolio of open-world games.” It’s not inconceivable that the naval combat veered a bit too close to that seen in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.
- Announced at E3 2017, Skull & Bones was scheduled for late 2018
- Ubisoft was planning a closed beta in 2018, but it never happened
Live after death: Ubisoft wants to develop Skull & Bones as a live title rather than try to turn it into a premium title: “The game will now feature a persistent game world with quests, characters and storylines that will drastically evolve and change over time based on the collective actions of the community,” says Andy Robinson at VGC.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which song does Goro Majima sing in Yakuza 0’s karaoke minigame?
- 24 Hour Cinderella
- Ijisakura 2000
- Judgement -Shinpan-
The origins of Nintendo’s first console
Nintendo has become synonymous with video games, but in 1980 they were underdogs to companies like Atari and Namco.
The Famicom was released in Japan in 1983, and was launched as Nintendo Entertainment System in the US in 1985. The platform went on to sell over 61 million units and dominated the videogame market throughout the 80s.
It was originally supposed to be a 16-bit computer with floppy disk storage, but Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi wanted the console to have a broader appeal, so it ended up as a cheaper 8-bit console with cartridge storage. The rest, as they say, is history.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds season 8 promises Sanhok facelift
According to PUBG Corporation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold over 70 million copies on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Stadia. By way of celebration, the developers are remastering Sanhok and improving the visuals and performance in the fan-favorite map.
Like Erangel before it, Sanhok is receiving a much-needed performance boost and a number of locations including Pai Nan, Khao and Quarry have been redesigned based on player feedback. The team are also promising big visual upgrades, adding more foliage and detail to the jungle map. You can read the Season 8 patch notes here.
- Season 8 introduces the Loot Truck which drives through the map rewarding players that damage it with precious gear
- The latest Survivor Pass offers a chance to earn loads of new skins
When does it start? The next update launches on July 22nd on PC, and on July 30th on consoles. If you want to play the update early, the PC test server updates on July 15th while the console test server is updated on July 20th.