E3 06: Pirates of the Caribbean Online sets sail in 2007

Disney's MMORPG based on <i>Pirates</i> films won't be released alongside <i>Dead Man's Chest</i>, will appear at E3.

It appears as though gamers can stash that eye patch--for now. Disney Online's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, won't be walking the plank to retail waters in 2006. According to the game's Web site and a statement from Disney, the MMORPG will now plunder stores in 2007.

The game was originally scheduled to ship alongside the theatrical release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest this summer. However, the new release date doesn't mean that the game won't have the benefit of a major motion picture tie-in. The game will launch sometime in 2007, which is also when the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie hits theaters.

In the game, players interact with characters from the films as they strive to become the Caribbean's most infamous pirate. Disney is sailing into uncharted waters, claiming that Pirates of the Caribbean Online will be the first MMOG "designed for kids and families." No matter who is playing, they'll have to have a steady income as Pirates will be charging a monthly fee.

Disney also announced that Pirates of the Caribbean Online will be on display at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. No rating or pricing of the game has yet been revealed, but given Disney's knack for family fare, don't expect an M-for-Mature tag.

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46 comments
ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

homeboy145 your wrong... Lion King rocked. Alladin Rocked ... this MMO SUCKS though.

homeboy145
homeboy145

This is a reply to Nafda's comment, the sole reason people play this trash is because it's about pirates.. But read my other two comments, and don't play this **** **** game.. Play WoW.

homeboy145
homeboy145

And for those who want to know why this game sucks, allow me to sum it down to three categories. 1. The graphics, yes the graphics are one of the worst I've seen in an MMORPG.. I'm not sure if I should even call it an MMORPG.. 2. Gameplay, the gameplay sucks, and it feels worse then playing RuneScape. 3. The players, the sole reason the game sucks.. It's full of little 10 year olds, trying to be Jack Sparrow.. Swinging their swords around, spamming with guns.. Even when they aren't dueling, did I mention they're all game noobs? There you have it, the reasons this game sucks.. and will never be worth playing. Disney doesn't hire good programmers, but I understand.. money is money.

homeboy145
homeboy145

Listen people, this game is ass.. ASS!! I'm sick of Disney trying to make a well worth playing video game.. But so far every single game they've ever made is just garbage, including this Pirates of the Caribbean Online.. It sucks!.. They had a chance to make a good game out of the franchise, but they blew that chance right out for the sharks to eat.. I advise for anyone considering to play that game, to just say **** it.. and not play that load of putrid ****

lord-azrael
lord-azrael

those screens dont look like anything Id expect to see in one of captain Jack Sparrows adventures

kai7991
kai7991

the movie was pretty cool but im just afraid that Disney is gonna just sugarcoat this whole thing and make it completley unplayable for anyone over 12 years old....

MiXZeo
MiXZeo

What is this? hah!!

petrino
petrino

i hate games thats childish in the sence theyre sugar coated...not realistic...yes i hate them...this is gonna suck for the sole reason its disney...disney make films...not games...it gonna suck...mark my words...

Oblivion1142
Oblivion1142

arghh! i am looking forward to this rpg! shiver me timbers i hope it will be good!

haitham-musa
haitham-musa

Well.. I'm sure this product gonna hit pretty good - Since the Single Player game "Pirates of the Carribean" was a great/succsesful game.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

hmmm... a prediction: this will not sell well.

automaticsnake
automaticsnake

Well thats a long wait but i hope the game is good since im a big fan of the movie!

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

MMORPG??? It is interesting......

thatguytony
thatguytony

Just what the game industry needs, more movie tie ins.

CoreyWillis2
CoreyWillis2

I don't think this will work out to well in the end...I would get it if there wasn't a monthly fee and it was rate M for blood/gore.

Shingo
Shingo

Weird. why would they make it an MMO. Doesn't it seem perfectly suited for and Action Adventure. Just seems dumb, having little timmy and his dad glued to the computer, and the dad AGREEING TO PAY a monthly fee for his 7 year old. What a joke.

Chainblast
Chainblast

I hope it's done well. An MMORPG set in that world would be awesome.

StealthyBurrito
StealthyBurrito

Wait, they already have a release date for the third POTC movie?!?!?! Crazy.

thefjk
thefjk

I'd rather play a higher rated World Of Starcraft... disney makes its stuff too kiddish! If all games had a lower rating than TEENS, I'd have stopped playing games years ago!

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Arrrr me maties! Ok, I'll stop now... :)

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

why is disney viewed as so friendly and correct ?? ... think about it, what other company could possibly get away with eternally rerereleasing 40 year old films AND targeting toddlers and kids with their hype and incessant adverts on daytime tv ?? and i definitely DON'T want their games.

illisium
illisium

I'll be interested to see if this game borrows any elements from Toontown Online or not. It'd probably kill any mainstream appeal, then again, it would open the game up to a whole new demographic. Nobody's going to play a "family friendly" MMOG regardless of the content of the game, unless it has the proper controls...

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Sounds cool. The world needs more Pirates games. :)

jared81799
jared81799

maybe it will have ninjas in it too!

WPack911
WPack911

I think Phantasy Star Universe for PS2 is going to be amazing and the new Console MMO to beat.

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

If it's anything less then Revolutionary.... It'll completely suck.

psychopete011
psychopete011

Yargh pirates be chargin' heavy monthly duties

wedgecorr
wedgecorr

But wouldn't it be cool is World of Starcraft was coming out... I'm not sure if a pirate mmorpg that isn't very violent would be very fun. Not saying I need violence in my games, but pirates were kinda blood thirsty people.

Ryo_Kensen
Ryo_Kensen

Oh man that's awesome. I can't wait!

frankeyser
frankeyser

this is one game i would want to have atelast a teen rating.. i mean.. you are a pirtate... pirates are not candy coated fun loving guys....

Neoyamaneko
Neoyamaneko

PotC Online will be like Matrix Online....dead in 6 months.

biosc1
biosc1

I guess this means we will not be seeing Pimps of the Carribean anytime soon?

OGNeo69
OGNeo69

Yeah, the point of an MMORPG is to have a continued player base. From the basis of it the sound is more for a short term adventure with constant reptition to maintain rank among other pirates. I give it a month or two out of the starting gate and see this one not last longer than within the year it releases (given pirate fan boys pumping life into it till they fall).

Nafda
Nafda

You all fail to realize that this will pwn because it's about pirates.

slow-pc
slow-pc

designed for kids and families.... what about toonTown?!? hehe

fleasquire
fleasquire

Id so pay $15 a month to get quests froma pixelated Johnny Depp

barnold81
barnold81

wow, I wasn't aware that it was an April Fool's joke. I saw that there's no entry for it on Gamespot anymore. It didn't seem like it would be bogus. I'm kind of glad it is. Pirates of the Carribean online seems more like a joke. My question is: Who would play it? I have zero interest in it.

blak697
blak697

World of starcraft was an april fools joke duh. An MMO for the DS? Keep dreaming.

Jurgus_13
Jurgus_13

w00t for rev? or 360? OR POSOBLY DS!

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Pirates MMORPG? Shiver Me timbers! Hopefully it will be good.

Theman3788
Theman3788

nice, should be interesting, but wit world of starcraft coming, who needs another MMORPG?