When Ubisoft initially unveiled their brand new tactical action-adventure video game, "Skull & Bones," it was introduced as a multiplayer game that would pit different players in epic naval battles online. However, the company has now confirmed that the game will indeed have a built-in storyline, which means that players wouldn't just be jumping into the game not really knowing why they are there or what their goals are.

Single and multiplayer story

During the game's official announcement at the recently held 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event, Ubisoft had released a gameplay video that showcased the game's competitive multiplayer aspect.

Fans weren't yet sure what they would be getting when the game arrives, but now Ubisoft has made it clear that there will be an integrated narrative campaign to compliment the multiplayer experience. According to Ubisoft, players will be able to meet and interact with different characters within the game, which will also include encounters with "memorable" rivals.

Vague explanation

Based on the company's announcement, "Skull & Bones" will likely be offering a similar experience to games such as "Destiny," wherein players can take on different missions that ultimately tell a grander story. Ubisoft explained that there will be a "shared systemic world" within the game, which might translate to different missions that can be undertaken by multiplayer players cooperatively.

This means that there will be no separate Single Player experience, per se, and players will have to settle for a combination of both single and multiplayer elements.

A unique but familiar experience

Fans who have closely observed the game's gameplay trailer may have likely noticed some similarities to Ubisoft's other property, "Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag." This is apparently a given seeing as that the team that is developing the upcoming game is the same team that developed the fourth installment in the "Assassin's Creed" franchise.

The upcoming game, however, sports an evolution of the highly praised naval combat system found in the popular 2013 title.

"Skull & Bones" is scheduled to be released sometime during the third and fourth quarter of 2018. The game will be made available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Enhanced versions with full 4K resolution support have also been revealed to be coming to the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro.