Pirates of the Caribbean Stories (POTCS) is an ambitious attempt to remaster the now defunct Disney MMORPG, Pirates of the Caribbean Online. POTCS was created on September 18th, 2018, with a singular goal — to provide players with a completely new perspective of the Caribbean. The development team is multitalented, with a vast experience in coding, modeling, rigging, graphics design, storytelling, musical composition, and more.
The game utilizes Unreal Engine 4, a modern game engine that will allow us to break barriers and bypass multiple limitations set by POTCO’s previous game engine. Our objective is to deliver high-fidelity graphics, enrich the game world with detail, and provide players with more flexible gameplay.
As you can see in the screenshots shared here, there are noticeable visual differences. In addition to graphical optimizations, we plan on retouching multiple locations within the game. We will breathe new life into them by populating them with additional NPCs, props, flora, and fauna. The performance is also markedly improved; islands and instances load extremely fast, and islands can now be much more expansive and open, thanks to the game engine.
The game isn’t quite ready to be played yet, but we are ready to lay out our vision for the future so the community can have an understanding of what’s going on. We plan on taking all the time we need to perfect POTCS from a single-player perspective. Afterwards, we will identify and target the goals required to implement the multiplayer system. We will, of course, be making the countless adjustments and optimizations that the game needs before multiplayer is released.
We plan on reimagining Pirates of the Caribbean Online, meaning you will not share the same experiences across POTCS and POTCO. Quests, for example, will be completely redesigned with coherence and detail in mind. You will immediately notice this within the Black Pearl quest, as our intent is to shorten it and make it more enjoyable. Furthermore, you may experience new islands at release that have never been seen before. In terms of story, the game’s position in the timeline of the POTC universe is in relation with the established canon POTC series and POTCO. We will be discussing these topics in depth at a future date.
Feel free to message us with any questions or concerns.
The POTCS Crew
P.S. Keep an eye out for our upcoming development insider! We will be showcasing our early progress on invasions and the questing system. You will also see a few quality-of-life improvements, and a new options system.