Q1 2022 Next Steps
As mentioned on the official PotBS Discord Server, the launch of the new Game Website, Wiki, Installer, Launcher and in-game Automatic Chat Translation System (along with many other upgrades and changes to the underlying game) will be followed by the launch of a Marketing Campaign intended to dramatically increase the number of new Captains joining PotBS each month. With the Automatic Chat Translation System, these Marketing Campaigns can now (for the first time) be aimed at players who do not speak much (if any) English.
The Game Web Site itself will automatically detect the language incoming visitors' Operating System is set to and display a fully-localized version of the Web Site in that language. To begin with, the Web Site will support the following languages:
The goal is to have a fully-consistent, native-language experience for new players that extends from the ads they see through to visiting the Game Website, to running the Installer, and then through to them entering the game. So the next steps are as follows:
- Game Website Translation
- Installer & Launcher Language Preparation
- Marketing: Spanish / French / German / Russian / Dutch / Portuguese
The goal of these next steps are to steadily increase the game’s population, which in turn will allow Vision to add more Staff to the project team. The first new staff to be added are expected to primarily consist of additional Customer Support team members and Programmers. As growth continues, the Programming team will be supplemented by Artists, who will work to resurrect the Art Pipeline and begin to overhaul and develop new battle maps, environments, ships, items and additional content.