For those of you waiting for Uncharted 4, you are going to have to wait a little longer. Game directors Bruce Straley & Neil Druckmann made the announcement that the Plastation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End would be delayed and released in spring 2016. They made the announcement today over on the official Playstation Blog.
I am not big on MMO's, but when they involve pirates, I certainly take a look! I ran across this post over on Gamedev announcing a new Pirate themed MMO called Pirate Duel. The game is developed by Bulgarian developers Magic Box, which is an independent, self-funded, game developer studio founded by Kaloyan Hlebarov and Daniel Donev. The game has been developed over the past for years, and from what I have seen so far, looks quite interesting!
I am really liking the hand drawn art style, it gives the game a unique look and helps set it apart from other titles. I also love the fact that they are Indie developers, and the fact that the game is free! That's right, free! From the developer :
It seems we have some more competition in the sailing game development scene, a group of student developers is working on a new game called Tempest! The game has been in development for about four months, and they recently setup an IndieDB page to act as a devblog. According to the description on their IndieDB page, the game is an open world co-operative treasure hunt game. Players will work together to sail a ship in the pursuit of treasure! From everything I have read, and the videos I have watched, they are not going for any real historical accuracy, not that that is necessarily a bad thing, just an observation. The game is set loosely some where between 1600 -1800.
Today we’re putting out the release version of ‘Caribbean!’. On this occasion we’d like to say a few words about the new things you’ll be able to find in the game since the last update and what you can expect in the future.
The release version now has a new storyline which we didn’t show before. Some of its parts could of course be noticed during Early Access by the most attentive players, but hopefully nobody spoiled themselves just yet.
Secondly, companion hiring. Now players can appoint them as ship captains as well.
There have been a lot of pirate games that have come out or been announced lately, I have posted stories on a few, but I have missed some others. One game in particular was announced by it's creator on our forums and I have been meaning to get out an article about it for a while. Oliver Joyce from WhiskeyBarrel Studios posted from his devblog and specifically asked us for advice on his new RPG called Ships and Scurvy! He has quite an interesting concept and is developing the game for PC.
Seaworthy is a new 16 bit pirate game from Mildly Competent Games (great name btw!) They have set up a Kickstarter campaign that runs through March 10'th, 2015, so far they have raised over $10,000 of there $44,000 goal! The first thing that struck me in the video was the sea shanty, it is “Roll the Old Chariot” nice!
Sandbox Adventures on the High Seas Coming with Windward
Available Now in Early Access, Launching in Q2 2015
TORONTO – Feb. 10, 2015 – Ahoy mateys! Adventures on the high seas are coming to Steam with Tasharen Entertainment’s Windward. This action-packed sandbox game puts gamers in control of a ship sailing the open waters of a large procedurally-generated world. Currently available in Early Access, Windward will launch for PC, Mac and Linux in Q2 2015.
Windward’s focus is open ended gameplay. Players who want action can choose to side with one of the in-game factions or hoist the black flag as a pirate engaging in high-adrenaline combat with any scallywag that gets in their way. Those looking for a more relaxing experience can explore uncharted lands or focus on diplomacy and become a master merchant.
Gamers can also choose between an immersive single player experience and cooperative multiplayer, enabling them to engage in epic...