Sea Of Thieves Says No To Loot Boxes, Yes To Microtransactions (Later)


As Sea of Thieves is Rare's first PC title, it gave us the opportunity to develop a PC game with a slightly different approach. How it'll fare once it actually arrives next month is anyone's guess, but in the meantime I'm enjoying the trickle of information every so often that helps us figure out what the final version will be like.

Rare has previously said it was aiming to get its necessary specs as low as possible, while still offering an "ultra" experience for high-end PCs, and the range of the specs bears that out.

"Our plans for launch is to deliver a good game experience, and so all our efforts are going to be on making sure everyone's happy, we're reacting to feedback if there are any issues, etc". Worse still, you were just buying loot boxes meaning you were buying things blindly at the time. One of the reasons for this is that Sea of Thieves will be part of Xbox Play Anywhere, Microsoft's program that allows console gamers to play that title on either their Xbox or their PC. They won't lock players out, either. Once you've selected a pirate, you'll have the option to embark on your journey with a galleon (four-player ship) or a sloop (one- or two-player ship). Chapman said they might feature in-game at some point, but in a "new take" on the idea if so. Rare says that pets will be the highlight of the first major update, and that anyone can interact with a player's pet.

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In a visit to Rare last week, Daily Star Online had the opportunity to see Rare in action ahead of the launch of the game.

Sea of Thieves isn't the most photorealistic game to be released this year (except for the gorgeous water effects), but playing the game in 4K at 60 FPS will require a high-end Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen processor, 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPU. Sea of Thieves arrives on Xbox One and PC on March 20th. Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate confirmed when microtransactions do become available, they will only include cosmetic changes and not gameplay upgrades. These animals can be held by other players as well as the owner.

We recently had a play of Sea of Thieves during its open beta and came away quite impressive by its gorgeous visuals and manic multiplayer.