This was just posted on the website:

Hey Gang,

We should have some firmer updates later this week or early next.  I spoke with my contact at Topps on Friday, and a few decisions still have to be made on the WizKids front.  I should have some updates once those decisions are wrapped up.



Along with that, someone post a comment here on this blog that an agreement was being signed for the online Pirates game. My thought is that if they are going to continue the online game, then there is a good chance that they are going to continue the tabletop version as well.

Still no word on WHO is going to publish Pirates, or when, but hopefully the future of Pirates will be clearer in another week or two.