Pirates of the Burning Sea - expansion and F2P?

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More On: Pirates of the Burning Sea
Flying Lab Software announced a few big things for Pirates of the Burning Sea today.  A new expansion was released called Power & Prestige.  Players will now have access to an expanded Port Conquest system, which enables you to become a Port Governor with greater influence. It also adds 60+ new missions and a new fighting school.

Are you hesitant to try Pirates of the Burning Sea because of the subscription?  Well, it will be going to a free-to-play model this Fall.  Expect premium content available for purchase as microtransactions in addition to a special subscription plan known as "Captain's Club."  More details should be incoming once they set a date for the financial switch.
Flying Lab Software Launches Pirates of the Burning Sea™: Power & Prestige™

Free-To-Play Expected Fall 2010

Seattle, WA (September 16, 2010) Flying Lab Software has released Power & Prestige, the eagerly anticipated first expansion to its critically acclaimed MMORPG Pirates of the Burning Sea™. Flying Lab Software is also announcing that its next major update, expected in the Fall of 2010, will take Pirates of the Burning Sea free-to-play with the ability to purchase premium content and various in-game items such as missions, clothes, pets and more. Players will also have the option to purchase a subscription plan known as the Captain’s Club, which is expected to include access to certain premium content, account upgrades and discounts.

“Since we launched Pirates of the Burning Sea™ in January 2008, players have been battling on the high seas to control the Caribbean. With Power & Prestige’s Port Governance, we’ve added a whole new level of immersion to the struggle for power,” said Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab Software. “Players also have access to a wealth of new content, and have a whole new fighting school to master. We’re also excited to make Pirates of the Burning Sea even more accessible by making it free-to-play in the near future so that even more players can enjoy the amazing ship battles, in-depth missions, and the rich Caribbean setting.”

Power & Prestige expands upon the game’s real-time Port Conquest system, allowing players to not only capture ports on behalf of their parent nations, but to also become a Port Governor with great economic and strategic influence. It also contains over 60 new missions, a new “Brawling” fighting school, and much more.

Power & Prestige is available to Pirates of the Burning Sea subscribers for no extra charge as an automatic download. New players can play the expansion by visiting www.burningsea.com/try

About Flying Lab Software
Flying Lab Software, a Seattle, Washington, based game development company established in 1997, is the maker of the critically acclaimed Rails Across America. Flying Lab Software is currently working on expanding Pirates of the Burning Sea and several new games for its Casual division. For more information about Flying Lab Software, please visit www.flyinglab.com
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