SOE to Publish Pirates of the Burning Sea

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SOE to Publish Pirates of the Burning Sea

Postby aenedor on Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:48 am

From VGPlayers...

Pirates of the Burning

SOE to Publish Pirates of the Burning Sea SOE and Flying Labs Software are thrilled to announce that Pirates of the Burning Sea will be published by SOE's Platform Publishing Label.

Pirates of the Burning Sea features land and naval combat between France, Spain, England, and Pirates across the vast waters of the Caribbean circa 1720. Players will be able to explore thousands of missions and dozens of ports as they engage in this Massively Multiplayer adventure on the high seas.

For more news and information please visit the Pirates of the Burning Sea website which delves deeper into this agreement.

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Postby Orakio on Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:12 am

pidadum-dum-dum-dum another one bites the dust!
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Postby aenedor on Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:31 pm

Will Pirates be on Station Access Pass?
Yes. For one price you can play EQ, EQ2, Pirates, and everything else SOE has to offer.

Hmm I might take a look :)

Here’s why we decided to work together:

First, we weren’t going to work with anybody unless we kept control of the game development and the community. That eliminated a lot of potential partners right off the bat. Let me tell you a few things that are different about working with SOE than with the other MMO publishers we talked with:

1) We keep complete ownership of Pirates of the Burning Sea.
2) We have no interference from SOE on the development/ideas of the game.
3) Because we financed Pirates ourselves, we keep most of the revenues so we stay strong and independent.
4) The contract they gave us actually says what we agreed to verbally.

Pretty basic stuff, I know, but we talked to maybe a dozen other development houses and MMO publishers, and many of them had one or more of the following in their relationships and contracts:

1) Publisher takes ownership of the intellectual property.
2) All sorts of verbal promises that never appeared in the contract.
3) Publisher approval over the game’s design.

All of this is why negotiating with SOE was such a breath of fresh air. I kept tensing at various points, expecting them to pull off the mask of humanity and say “Puny humans, our superior alien contract will take control of your game!” But thankfully for both us and all life on Earth, that never happened.
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Postby Sentenza on Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:10 am

Sentenza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rate TSS at WAR!

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