Skull & Bones Players Are Rushing Back To Assassin’s Creed Black Flag

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Credit: Ubisoft

Fans are playing Ubisoft’s Assassin’t Creed Black Flag, all thanks to Skull and Bones.

After the disappointing launch of Skull and Bones, Ubisoft’s latest action-adventure pirate game, Asssassin’s Creed: Black Flag, has seen around a 300% increase in player count. Dubbed as Ubisoft’s first “AAAA” title by CEO Yves Guillemot, Skull and Bones had an underwhelming launch after its release on February 16, 2024.

Skull and Bones is the first video game developed by Ubisoft Singapore. It was reported that the game had less than one million total players after release. Skull and Bones was released for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Amazon Luna. However, players have started visiting Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, the game that inspired Ubisoft to create Skull and Bones.

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Assassin’s Creed Black Flag Player Count Surge On Steam

A few days after the release of Skull & Bones, Black Flag experienced a surge in popularity on Steam. According to SteadmDB, Black Flag had a peak player count of 3,594 on February 25, 2024. Before the release of Skull and Bones, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag had around 971 concurrent players on February 15, 2024. There have been rumors that Ubisoft has been working on a potential Black Flag remake.

Assassin's Creed Black Flag Stats on Steam | Credit: SteamDB
Assassin’s Creed Black Flag Stats on Steam | Credit: SteamDB

Players have been visiting the classic Assassin’s Creed title thanks to Skull and Bones. However, this sudden player surge in Black Flag might have been caused by Ubisoft’s decision to skip Skull and Bones’ release on Steam. The publisher released Skull and Bones on the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft’s store, so the actual player count for the game is still unknown.

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Himel Mahmud is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at GameRiv. A former FIFA Professional, Himel has been playing video games forever. He plays video games passionately, loves football and an avid music listener.