Official Pirates of the Burning Sea Launch Announcement

Raise anchor! Pirates of the Burning Sea is officially setting sail today, and now pirate lovers from all over the world can experience a game that

Raise anchor! Pirates
of the Burning Sea
is officially setting sail today, and
now pirate lovers from all over the world can experience a game that
tries to reinvent the way we play our MMORPGs. Featuring massive naval
battles along with on-land combat, Pirates of the Burning Sea looks to
have the diversity of play that everyone can enjoy.

Here's the official word from Sony Online Entertainment:

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New Online PC Game
Delivers Unique Swashbuckling Action Experience

Jan. 22, 2008

– Grab your parrot, raise the gang
plank and ready the cannons with Pirates of the Burning Sea ™
(PotBS), the hotly anticipated online PC game where players can clash
on land and sea. This new title from Sony Online Entertainment LLC's
(SOE) Platform Publishing label, and Flying Lab Software LLC (FLS), is
available today at participating retail outlets worldwide and as a
digital download through
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"After years of hard
work by our top-notch crew, we are thrilled to
announce players can now conquer the virtual Caribbean, circa 1720, in
Pirates of the Burning Sea," said Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab
Software in Seattle. "Working together with SOE's Platform Publishing,
we are able to launch this game simultaneously in the U.S. and Europe
and release localized versions in English, French, Spanish and German,
allowing players from all over to captain a ship in this world full of
swashbuckling and high-seas adventure."
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Players start by joining
the French, Spanish, English or Pirate nations
as a naval officer, freetrader, privateer or pirate. At sea, players
can blow enemy ships out of the water. On land, players can engage in a
world of action and peril rife with sword fights. A unique economy lets
players become captains of industry, running mines, lumber mills,
shipyards and other large-scale operations.  Players produce
all the various goods needed to supply others with the raw materials to
conquer the Caribbean, one port at a time. A player-generated content
system lets gamers create their own sail and flag designs and even
model their own ships.

Set in the New World
circa 1720, PotBS recreates a dramatic time of
conflict and riches with action for every play style, from epic ship
combat to building an empire. With more than one thousand missions per
nation, dozens of ports to explore, and the entire Caribbean as their
domain, players will find an online experience like no other.
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Pirates of the Burning
Sea game features:

  • Join one of four nations (Pirate, English, French, or
  • Every player is the captain of their very own ship in
    massive naval battles
  • Duel other players to control more than 80 conquerable
    ports in the Caribbean
  • Explore the world and make a name for yourself with more
    than 1,000 missions per nation
  • Economy driven by players, who manufacture and sell all
    ships and equipment found in the game
  • Take command of more than 50   historical
  • Design your own flags and sails
  • Build your very own or customize any of the ships in-game
    to your liking
  • Choose from three different combat styles –
    deadly and formal Fencing, flashy, dual-wielding Florentine or rowdy
    and treacherous Dirty Fighting
  • Participate in epic PvP sea battles with up to 25 players
    per side

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