Aye, [i]Sid Meier’s Pirates!?[/i] for the Xbox? video game system from
Microsoft is currently in development and is scheduled to hit shelves in
spring 2005. [i]Sid Meier’s Pirates![/i] for Windows will ship on November
16, 2004. Sid Meier’s Pirates! first made it’s video game debut way back
“There has been great anticipation for the long awaited return of Pirates!
and to see what the team at Firaxis has been able to accomplish with the
franchise,” said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of marketing, Atari, Inc.
“We are pleased to follow-up what is sure to be a great PC launch this
holiday with an Xbox title next year.”
“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Atari to bring Pirates!
not only to fans of the original game but to a new generation of gamers,”
said Jeff Briggs, President and CEO of Firaxis Games. “Pirates! is among
the most popular and loved titles in gaming history and Sid and the team
here are working hard to uphold the high standards of the franchise.”
In [i]Sid Meier’s Pirates![/i] for Windows and Xbox, players take the
leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean – amassing
loot and fame in a pursuit to become one of most revered pirates of your
[i]Sid Meier’s Pirates![/i] for Xbox will include a Vs mode and will take
advantage of many Xbox Live! capabilities, high fidelity 5.1 Dolby Digital
surround and will support HDTV.