Sea of Thieves might get microtransactions, but it'll 'never' host loot boxes

by Lawrence Cooper February 15, 2018, 0:50
Sea of Thieves might get microtransactions, but it'll 'never' host loot boxes

"So we looked at the right way to do this for Sea of Thieves".

Travelling in a crew means there's a good chance other players will have your back when you're exploring for treasure as well, the website says.

You can repeat this process as many times as you want, generating eight characters every time you do so.

You can rotate the camera to get a better view, and stop to watch animations that provide context for what the pirate would look like to play.

According to design director Mike Chapman, Sea of Thieves might feature slight microtransactions, but they'll be cosmetic and won't affect your progress in any way.

Sea of Thieves recently wrapped up its closed beta period of Xbox One and PC and now the developers shared the PC recommendations and requirements with us.

The company has "done a great job" developing the fundaments of the game, the site adds.

Rare revealed the system requirements for "Sea of Thieves" on Windows 10 PCs. It is an online multiplayer video game where you can be a pirate that can sail the seas and do more like-minded activities.

It's true that Sea of Thieves is a game created with cross-play and Xbox Play Anywhere features in mind. Rare says that pets will be the highlight of the first major update, and that anyone can interact with a player's pet. "It'll either be on a shoulder, like a monkey, or like a cat on the ship", explains Neate. Unusually, we also get a hard drive speed suggestion too; you'll need 60 GB free on a 5,400 RPM drive. Everyone knows how finnicky PC players can get with their games, especially when it comes down to fine-tuning all the settings to exactly how they want it, which is why Rare is making sure to give those gamers everything they could possibly want in the options menu. But based on everything we learned today, it sounds like Rare's pirate sandbox could have a long life ahead of it post-launch.

One of the biggest challenges facing the development of Sea of Thieves is the fact that this is unchartered waters (pun intended) for Rare.

Sea of Thieves releases on March 20, 2018 and can be pre-ordered from the Microsoft Store for $59.99.


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