Flying Lab Software announced at PAX the first expansion for Pirates of the Burning Sea. Power and Prestige will arrive in Q2 of 2010 and it's a free expansion with a subscription, meaning players who get a new copy of the game will have the expansion included.

ZAM has a great interview on Power and Prestige where they cover a lot of aspects, including the main feature, the player governed ports: "You can run to be a governor of the port, and if you get a bunch of people to support you, and they put you up for Governor, you can be elected. Once you are governor, you can do a lot of things that actually affect how the port performs, economically and defensively against other players when they try to take it over."