Cranium & Bones has misplaced a co-director.
First reported by Video Games Chronicle, Antoine Henry lately revealed on LinkedIn that he is departing from Ubisoft after working for practically 15 years on the firm. Henry says he is onto “new exciting adventures” very quickly, which is nice. Nonetheless, his departure from the corporate’s Singapore studio serves as one more loss for the Cranium & Bones crew, which has seemingly struggled to make any headway since its 2017 reveal.
Sport Informer chronicled Cranium & Bones’ journey by growth hell lately in Part 1 of our Video Games Stuck In Development Hell series (this is Part 2 and Part 3 when you’re curious for extra). In brief, this nautical sport was final seen by the general public in 2018 – we went hands-on with it that year. There was even a beta gamers had been in a position to join that yr. In fact, no one bought to play mentioned beta, however the truth that such a factor existed proves Ubisoft was feeling fairly assured within the title sooner or later in its historical past.
In Might of 2019, it was delayed to 2020, and when it slipped previous that yr, Ubisoft introduced in 2021 that Skull & Bones was scheduled for release sometime between April 2022 and March 2023. We discovered final yr that it was finally in Alpha, but that getting to that point was quite difficult, and now, the world (okay, perhaps not the world, however I am very excited to see what this sport is, no less than) awaits its subsequent reveal.
It is vital to notice that Henry’s departure from Ubisoft does not essentially paint a bleak image of Cranium & Bones’ growth hell gallery. Typically, builders depart titles after their work on it’s full – maybe Henry’s work on Cranium & Bones is completed, and, feeling assured sufficient that the crew can get it completed for launch, he determined to go away. Nevertheless, with such a troubled growth historical past, it is arduous not to take a look at this information cynically as proof that Cranium & Bones continues to be within the throes of bother.
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[Source: Video Games Chronicle]
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