This morning SOE sent out a call to all Pirate lovers; Flying Lab Software's upcoming MMO -- Pirates of the Burning Sea -- will begin Open Beta on December 7th, 2007 at 5pm PST.
Those eager to participate in this phase of beta can get in earlier by signing up a http://www.fileplanet.com/ -- with Fileplanet Subscribers receiving priority access. All other signups should be getting in within a week after Open Beta begins on December 7th, though.
European players interested in checking out the Open Beta are asked to visit http://www.piratesoftheburningsea.com/ to access localized links for their specific region of Europe.
The press release also announces the details of the European Pre-Order, which will be available next week.
The retail pre-order for European players is scheduled to start December 12th. Customers who pre-order will receive:
- An invitation to the “Pre-Boarding Party” allowing them access to the live game up to 15 days prior to launch, and the ability to keep their characters, skills and equipment after launch with purchase of game and paid subscription (characters will have a level cap of 20 during this time)
- Captain’s Best Friend – a blue and yellow parrot
- Mighty Blades - Swedish Rapier, Old World Steel or Musketeer’s Matching Blades (depending upon which fighting style is selected)
- Original Game Soundtrack CD – 60 minutes of pirate themed music (comes in pre-order box)
To find out more about Pirates of the Burning Sea, head over to http://www.piratesoftheburningsea.com/.