PotBS - GDC Previews
Here's a pair of GDC previews for Pirates of the Burning Sea:
A snip from IGN:
The game starts you on the deck of your very own ship. (Each player gets their own ship here, so you won't be able to join a friend's crew.) Your 3D avatar is free to walk around the ship, observing the entire world around in real time or you can take the wheel and drive the action from an external perspective. A colored ring around the base of your ship shows which direction the wind is blowing and what the best points of sailing are for your particular ship. You can view your ship from any angle and enjoy the scenery or target an enemy to engage a padlock view.