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Pirates of the Burning Sea Unveils New Website, Features, Avatars

(SEATTLE) Flying Lab Software's MMP Pirates of the Burning Sea showed off its new look today at its relaunched website, including photorealistic ocean graphics, avatars with cutting-edge graphics, and a bold new art style. At E3 next week, Flying Lab staffers will be at the ATI booth to demo the game and talk about new features such as a conquerable PvP game world, player-created battles, and customizable avatars. Screenshots are online now at

Later this year, gamers will enter PBS's beta to experience all-out war at sea, as Britain, France, and Spain battle to control valuable ports across the entire Caribbean of 1720. Pirates, naval officers, and adventurers use a wealth of skills and modifications to make their ships the fastest, strongest, and deadliest in all the New World. PvE missions contribute heavily to the extensive strategic PvP system, as players working together can force a valuable port into contention, triggering a series of scheduled battles that activate open PvP regions and can result in portions of the shared world dramatically changing sides. The more ports a nation controls, the faster it racks up points towards a server-wide victory, resulting in celebrations, rewards, and the beginning of a new round of competition.

Pirates of the Burning Sea's customizable avatars feature normal mapping and dynamic self-shadowing for a powerful visual look and lots of creative freedom for players. Crew on the deck of your ship haul ropes, fire cannon, and are blown off the deck by massive impact effects. Hollywood sound designer Richard King, who won the Oscar® for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, supplies the game's immersive and detailed sound design.

Visit for the latest images, feature news, and a lively forum community for those who sail beneath the black flag.

About Flying Lab Software

Flying Lab Software, a Seattle-based game development company, is the maker of the critically acclaimed Rails Across America, Editor's Choice from Computer Gaming World and Editor's Choice and Best Multiplayer Game of the Year from Computer Games magazine. Their current project is Pirates of the Burning Sea, an innovative massively multiplayer online roleplaying game of adventure and naval combat in the age of sail.

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