After much ho-humming and land-lubbering, Pirates of the Burning Sea finally launches today. Sony Online Entertainment is finally releasing the first of a handful of pirate-themed MMOs, and for just under 50 dollars for the game and 15 bucks a month in subscription fees, you too can pillage the open ocean until your heart's content.
Players start by joining the French, Spanish, English or Pirate nations as a naval office, freetrader, privateer, or pirate. From there the Caribbean is yours; engage in ship to ship naval battles, swashbuckle in group sword fighting, salvage a ghost ship, or cleanse an island of a zombie infection. You know, the usual weekend activities.