Tom Henderson, a well-known gaming insider, disclosed that he spoke with a couple of Skull & Bones testers earlier this week. This was criticized by many, even though Ubisoft stated that many of the feedbacks resulted in changes to the game.
Tom Henderson spoke with more than a dozen testers about the Skull & Bones situation, of whom only "one or two were satisfied with the game." The general opinion among the testers is that "there is nothing special in the game" and that the project still has shortcomings.
Tom Henderson states in his letter that a closed Skull & Bones press screening was scheduled for the first week of February, which was canceled, as well as two developers saying that they wouldn't be surprised if Skull & Bones was released in the second half of 2023.
Skull & Bones cannot be canceled without Ubisoft's dedication to the Singapore government, which provided "generous incentives" in exchange for hiring a substantial number of employees and releasing original IPs over the next few years, according to the insider.