Announced at E3 2017, Skull & Bones takes the naval combat of earlier Assassin’s Creed games to their natural end goal: full-scale piracy. Like Rare’s Sea of Thieves that released earlier this year, Skull & Bones puts players in the shoes of a pirate on the high seas, only this game ditches the whimsy of that game for a more cutthroat pirate vibe.
Along with an enticing cinematic trailer they showcased their new PvPvE mode called Hunting Grounds on stage at E3.
Hunting Grounds transports players into a shared PvPvE world where they can sail alone or as part of a pirate gang while looting lucrative trade routes, encountering powerful empires and battling brutal pirate rivals, all while surviving the treacherous ocean itself. Hunting Grounds will be available alongside the Disputed Waters multiplayer mode, which was unveiled last year at E3, and Deadly Encounters. In the Disputed Waters PvP (player-versus-player) mode, players form two teams of five as they fight over riches, sink their opponents and ultimately escape from the clutches of fierce pirate hunters.
You can go here now to sign up for the beta of Skull & Bones on either PS4, Xbox One, or PC, and the game is expected to release sometime later this year.
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