Friday, 23 February, 2018

Sea of Thieves won't have a traditional character creator

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Troy Mann | 14 February, 2018, 19:51

Sea of Thieves will never have in-game loot boxes, developer Rare has confirmed.

"We thought that", responded Timmins with a nod, "and then one of our testers - well, there's a mod you can get on PC where you take any game and turn it into a working VR game - and dear God the moment you hit a big wave it's just like 'whoa!' So we put that to bed pretty quick".

Sea of Thieves releases worldwide on March 20th, 2018 for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.

The numbers Sea of Thieves has been pulling in already would back up Rare's claim that this new IP can stand shoulder to shoulder with other Microsoft properties.

According to Rare, the game will not feature any loot boxes or any form of microtransactions that will affect player progression.

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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.

The randomly-generated pirates come in all shapes and sizes, but if you're not pleased with the selection you can pick eight more. "But then, as we move into our service-based game - think about a month or two after launch - we're thinking about our first major update that has new goals for people to achieve, new rewards and stuff". And, apparently, the first things you'll be able to buy will be pets! Probably one of the most anticipated pirate titles since Man O' War: Corsair - Warhammer Naval Battles, Sea of Thieves is a naval buff's wet dream, so to speak, allowing the players to wage wars between them and plunder settlements. It's just the right spirit for what Sea of Thieves is.

For Rare as a business, as home to some 200 staff who are all charged with making Sea of Thieves a successful, multi-year "game as a service", a popular premium shop is crucial. Of course if you have a beast of a rig running at 4k/60, we've got you covered with the best looking "Great Water", and everything in between! "That's a hard and fast principal to us".

I was admittedly concerned about how long the game's legs would be after the beta, despite having such a good time playing it.

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