The XBox One has an open-world pirate MMO called Sea of Thieves….which the Playstation 4 will never have, as it was developed by a company within Microsoft. PS4 devotees who crave swashes to buckle will have to make do with Tempest, an open-world game with similar themes and settings….it was released on the system today.

In Tempest, you play as a pirate captain and his crew (natch). Build your ship, pick your men and sail the seas….three massive continents are out there for you to explore, with dozens of colonies and forts populating them, and rich treasure buried within.

But you’ve got some pretty distracting problems to deal with on your journey. Other pirates consider you their rivals and will try to beat you to treasure, or just outright eliminate you because you’re there. Then there’s the issue of gigantic Krakens emerging from the sea every now and then and trying to sink your ship with their massive tentacles. Go away, you guys!

On Day One (which is today), Tempest will launch with the DLC pack Treasure Lands. The pack contains a new fort to attack, a village to defend, an army of zombies to defeat and an ancient city to explore. Developer HeroCraft promises hidden surprises as well.

Tempest is available now on PS4. Arr!

Tempest is a Pirate Open World Action RPG where you rove the seas across three continents filled with dozens of colonies and forts, hundreds of quests and countless ships to plunder. Customize your ship, trade, challenge fellow pirates and face terrible mythical monsters such as Kraken and Leviathan.