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Sea of Thieves Confirmed to Run on Potato Rigs

Sea of Thieves Confirmed to Run on Potato Rigs

Sea of Thieves looks like a must-have game for all die-hard pirate fans. You can customize your boat as a merchant ship or a pirate ship with black sails.

In addition to having disclosed the details on system requirements, new information has emerged on the customization of Rare's pirate game. The game offers eight pirate characters which you can find in a tavern. Microsoft and Rare will no doubt be sensitive to any potential backlash to Sea of Thieves' microtransactions, and will hope to avoid an outcry like the one that marred the launch of Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Each person gets their own role, such as steering the vessel and repairing it if it gets attacked by other players.

"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", executive producer Joe Neate explains.

For those who played in the Alpha or Beta, you might have seen these eerily empty islands that were full of ramparts and abandoned watchtowers, known as outposts on the map. You'll be able to choose age, look, weapon of choice and many more.

Given the emphasis on truly co-operative play in Sea of Thieves, we also took the opportunity to ask if local co-op had been considered for the game, alongside online co-op.

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Ted Timmins, the PC lead over at Lionhead Studios, announced that the upcoming March title Sea of Thieves would be optimized to run even on low-end machines.

Be wary though, once you pick, that's it, you become locked in, and that character becomes tied to your gamer tag on Xbox Live.

Once you become a Legend, you'll gain access to a secret pirate hideout and the endgame legendary voyages, which will be the game's most hard content at launch. That update will introduce microtransactions to the game.

Rare has confirmed that Sea of Thieves will not sell loot boxes through its premium shop. Rare says that pets will be the highlight of the first major update, and that anyone can interact with a player's pet. But based on everything we learned today, it sounds like Rare's pirate sandbox could have a long life ahead of it post-launch.


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