A captain needs their crew, but not everyone who plans on venturing across the Indian Ocean when Skull and Bones launches is keen on having a party by their side. If you're among these players, chances are you're wondering about whether or not the game will launch with a dedicated single-player mode.
Skull and Bones' re-reveal saw it primarily described as a multiplayer open-world game, but you shouldn't write it off if single-player is more your jam.
Skull and Bones Single-Player
Even if Skull and Bones doesn't seem to feature a dedicated single-player mode, Game Director Ryan Barnard has confirmed that "everything in Skull and Bones can be played solo."
It is, however, worth noting that the game is built primarily around co-op and certain activities, like dealing with privateers or attacking certain forts, will be harder to pull off without a party by your side.
It's also unclear if you'll be able to join servers where you're the only player. From what we've seen so far, playing solo involves not teaming up with others, however, that still means you will encounter other players while exploring the world and partaking in activities, even if you opt to turn off PvP.
A separate single-player campaign doesn't seem to be part of the developer's plans for Skull and Bones, at least at launch.
That being said, we are dealing with a live-service game. With a bit of luck, it could be possible to see a campaign or at least missions built around single-player added at some point further down the line.
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