Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

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

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

If Rare wants to return to the top of the video game charts, the site says, Sea of Thieves "has to seduce a large and loyal audience to make continued development worth Microsoft's while".

One big tidbit by way of the game's design director Mike Chapman - there aren't going to be any loot boxes.

Sea of Thieves isn't the most photorealistic game to be released this year (except for the gorgeous water effects), but playing the game in 4K at 60 FPS will require a high-end Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen processor, 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPU. At all, ' said Chapman. Given the fact that Sea of Thieves plays seamlessly across both platforms, we asked Timmins if a VR version of the game would ever be considered.

You won't be able to create and customise your character in Sea of Thieves the same way you would in other games. He said: "There'll never be a form of gambling in Sea of Thieves, of any description", making sure to mention that any sort of pay-to-win mechanics are "completely out of the question".

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"Our focus at launch [is] on a great game experience". Instead, you will be able to purchase a pet. "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".

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

"So even if you were the only person who had bought a pet, but you had it on board, your crew would be able to enjoy the benefits of a monkey".

A full post about the new specs is available on the Sea of Thieves website. That goes for our digital business. The game will, however, feature a premium shop, but you'll always know what you're buying. 100 per cent, if you want to progress in Sea of Thieves, you play the game. "That's a hard and fast principal to us", concludes Duncan. What we will say is there will never be loot crates in Sea of Thieves.

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