Pirates of the Burning Sea Docks With Platform Publishing

Sony Online Entertainment and Flying Lab Software have reached an agreement today that will see SOE’s Platform Publishing label publish the upcoming PC MMO title Pirates of the Burning Sea. No release date has been given at this time.

Set in the New World era of 1720, Pirates of the Burning Sea is a swashbuckling massively multiplayer online game that will feature play options for all virtual buccaneers to enjoy, including ship battles, sword combat, and empire building via the game’s in-depth, player-run economy system. Players will set sail across the Caribbean completing missions as their choice of one of four character types — a naval officer, privateer, merchant adventurer, or pirate — under one of four nations — France, Spain, England or Pirate.

“Working with top notch developers like Flying Lab Software is at the heart of Platform Publishing’s mission to market and distribute a portfolio of games like Pirates of the Burning Sea that stand shoulder to shoulder with our SOE flagship franchises,” said David D Christensen, Vice President, Business Development and International Operations, Sony Online Entertainment.

“Platform Publishing and SOE possess a level of expertise and success in sales, marketing and distribution that makes them the perfect co-publisher for Pirates of the Burning Sea,” said Russell Williams, CEO, Flying Lab Software LLC. “This relationship will allow us their world-class expertise in marketing, distribution, and billing so we can focus on developing an amazing swashbuckling adventure for the pirate in all of us — and building a community of players who will live that life for years to come.”

Pirates of the Burning Sea will be a part of SOE’s E3 lineup next month, so expect an update then. For now we’ll leave you with some new screenshots:

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