We haven't heard much out of Flying Lab Software
since its announcement
of Pirates of the Burning Sea's
impending free-to-play conversion. Early this morning, Flying Lab
producer Michelle "Misha" Williams posted on the game's official forum, confirming that the transformation will be pushed back.
In an email originally sent in late October, PotBS
account holders were informed that the F2P switcheroo would occur "on or around November 22
." Williams relates
that both SOE
and Flying Lab determined that a delay was in everyone's best interest. "While some of us had visions of tons of new players spending their entire Thanksgiving weekend doing their Christmas shopping in
Pirates of the Burning Sea's Treasure Aisle, we've had to measure that against the risk of putting out a build with too many bugs on a short week when many folks crucial to responding to potential problems aren't available to do so
," she writes.
Williams goes on to outline a few of the reasons for the delay, including the account-level gymnastics that SOE
will be performing apart from Flying Lab's game code. Check out the full report on the o-boards