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

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

When we recently accepted a Rare invitation to play Sea of Thieves at the studio's United Kingdom office, we had the chance to talk to executive producer Joe Neate about the implementation of microtransactions in the game.

It's also been confirmed that Sea of Thieves will not be getting any DLC or Season Pass, as the team doesn't want to separate the player base. At all, ' said Chapman.

You can collect weapons and clothing as you progress through the game, and according to Engadget, Rare may introduce microtransactions to allow you to purchase items using real-world money.

After spending a few hours playing the Sea of Thieves beta last month (and a dozen or so hours watching others play it), the Xbox exclusive shot up to the top of my list of most anticipated games. "What we will say is there will never be loot crates in Sea of Thieves".

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. Each person gets their own role, such as steering the vessel and repairing it if it gets attacked by other players.

The randomly-generated pirates come in all shapes and sizes, but if you're not pleased with the selection you can pick eight more.

"After a few months, this is when we want to be rolling out the first expansions for the game", says executive producer Joe Neate. I desperately want us to be able to fire other stuff out of cannons, including monkeys and other animals, just because it's fun, right? The game studio detailed six different sets of specs, going from the "Cursed" 540p at 30FPS to the "Mythical" 4K at 60FPS.

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. We'll treat them in a fun way, they'll be with you on a ship - I'll be able to pick it up and run off with it because they'll be physical objects. "That's a hard and fast principal to us", concludes Duncan. Are you excited to hear that Sea of Thieves will be loot box free?

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