Sea of Thieves will never have loot boxes, Rare says

Kelley Robertson
February 15, 2018

The voyages obtained here were described to me as being an approximation to Sea of Thieves' "raid" content, granting the most exclusive outfits and rewards for completing the most hard missions. Players also have the ability to use ultra-wide monitors and have a dedicated FPS counter.

You can take a look at the various visual options for the game below, along with the hardware you would need to run the game at that level.

Sea of Thieves rolled out its closed beta last month, which brought out the best and worst of the PC Gamer team.

Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, the developer has also listed a "Below Min Spec" column that will let players with Intel integrated GPUs join in on the fun, as long as they aren't bothered by things like slideshows or being able to count the pixels on the screen.

It looks as though players won't be able to customise their pirates in Sea of Thieves in the same way you would traditionally be able to create your character in other games. He went on to say "based on us continuing to build this game, we'll probably consider some form of microtransaction". You'll be able to choose one of the eight afterwards. 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.

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.

Now while the major updates will be completely free to everyone, Rare will introduce some micro-transactions to the game after a month of two since release.

It's just over a month until the full version of pirate-themed multiplayer title Sea of Thieves arrives on the Xbox One and PC. If you want to do it you'll just be like "this is the pet, you can buy it if you want" optional.

So now we know that Sea of Thieves will have a traditional progression chain to keep us hooked while we're sailing around the world, firing cannons, battling skeletons and digging up chests.

"There will be a chance of acquiring them other ways, but we're not going to go, "you can earn everything by playing", the way some people claim, even though you have to play for 60,000 hours or something", Neate says.

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