GameInformer published a gameplay video of Skull & Bones. And... no sword-fight? Thanks, I am not interested anymore. It is now just a slow-paced third-person arcade shooter and nothing else.
The piracy is dead but not for Ubisoft.
A higher level of costomization and inteactive environment are included. The weather will affect the gameplay and change your fortune. The game looks similar to Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.