Cranium & Bones has misplaced a co-director.
First reported by Video Video games Chronicle, Antoine Henry not too long ago revealed on LinkedIn that he is departing from Ubisoft after working for practically 15 years on the firm. Henry says he is onto “new thrilling adventures” very quickly, which is nice. Nonetheless, his departure from the corporate’s Singapore studio serves as yet one more loss for the Cranium & Bones staff, which has seemingly struggled to make any headway since its 2017 reveal.
Recreation Informer chronicled Cranium & Bones’ journey by means of improvement hell not too long ago in Half 1 of our Video Video games Caught In Improvement Hell sequence (here is Half 2 and Half 3 in case 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 12 months. There was even a beta gamers have been ready to enroll in that 12 months. After all, no one obtained to play stated 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 Could of 2019, it was delayed to 2020, and when it slipped previous that 12 months, Ubisoft introduced in 2021 that Cranium & Bones was scheduled for launch someday between April 2022 and March 2023. We realized final 12 months that it was lastly in Alpha, however that attending to that time was fairly tough, and now, the world (okay, possibly not the world, however I am very excited to see what this sport is, at the least) awaits its subsequent reveal.
It is vital to notice that Henry’s departure from Ubisoft would not essentially paint a bleak image of Cranium & Bones’ improvement 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 staff can get it completed for launch, he determined to depart. Nonetheless, with such a troubled improvement historical past, it is arduous not to have 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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