Servers being cut for Pirates of the Burning Sea

piratesoftheburningseaAfter receiving generally favorable reviews across the board, including 8.0 out of 10 from GN, the waves may have settled for Flying Lab Software’s MMORPG Pirates of the Burning Sea. But according to a report on Wired’s gaming blog Game | Life, troubles may be on the horizon.

Despite the reviews, Flying Labs will be closing seven of the game’s 11 servers "in an effort to consolidate the PotBS fanbase." Players who made their homes on a condemned server will be given the option to move to one of the remaining servers.

According to a statement from Flying Labs, "Through feedback from our players and evaluation of our server populations, it has become clear that key game features require populations of higher density in order to function at optimum levels. When you take into account both the disparity in player time zones and the delayed launch of our title in some countries, we were spreading our overall population too thin."

While the server cutting can be viewed as appealing to the fanbase by increasing gamer populations, the move may also be viewed that the MMORPG is struggling. Subscriber numbers haven’t been released, but it’s only been three months since the game launched and already we have server closures. Yikes.


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