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Skull and Bones has loot boxes that reflect 'real economy of the Indian Ocean', won't be pay-to-win


When Tim took Ubisoft's Skull and Bones for a whirl at E3, he reckoned it felt like Burnout as much as it did Black Flag—which was something he was on board with. What's perhaps less inspiring is the fact the forthcoming pirate action adventure 'em up includes loot boxes. Speaking to Gamespot, the developer's creative director Justin Farren confirmed Skull and Bones will include paid-for personalised cosmetic items, but that enforcing a pay-to-win-like system is something it's keen to avoid.

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"Our economy emulates the real economy of the Indian Ocean, so things that are important to the people who are shipping goods, the merchants… the empires, those things are important to you," says Farren. "What I don't want to players to feel it is, that it's some abstraction from the fantasy. "It should feel like the things that you're hunting, using your spyglass to see the things that are on board, should directly rel

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