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

14 February, 2018, 19:52 | Author: Elena Summers
  • System Specs Revealed + Microtransactions'Later But Never Loot Boxes- Sea of Thieves

After gathering feedback from beta testers over the past couple of months, Rare's pirate game Sea of Thieves will be released on March 20 on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. "At all", design director Mike Chapman tells PC Gamer.

Sea of Thieves will also be the first game to launch on Microsoft's dedicated subscription service, Xbox Games Pass, putting the project in an interesting position for the company. At all, ' said Chapman.

Massively-multiplayer online (MMO) games are becoming increasingly popular on home consoles following the rise of Battle Royale-style titles such as Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite.

This means that it doesn't matter if you have a high-end PC or low-specs (potato) one, you'll still be able to enjoy those ravaging sea battles or explore the game's vast map. "There'll never be a form of gambling in Sea of Thieves, of any description".

Do you think that games should add in service models after launch or no? However, you'll always know exactly what you're buying.

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So it gives us great pleasure to announce that after all of the above, and more than a year of working with our partners at AMD, Intel and NVIDIA, it's time to smash a bottle of rum against our PC specifications so that you can see how your rig will fare.

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.

"After a few months, this is when we want to be rolling out the first expansions for the game", says executive producer Joe Neate. They went on to detail how the game would play on a variety of different set ups, from very basic to the most tricked out of gaming computers.

Thankfully, if the Sea of Thieves PC specs are any indication, the game may be better optimized for the platform than expected. As for the premium shop, yes, you'll be able to spend real money in Sea of Thieves.

"But what we're saying as a Rare developer is, we're going to turn on crossplay. That's a hard and fast principal to us".

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