Sea of Thieves Cross Platform Play Being Tested
“It just feels right for this game.”
Rare’s Sea of Thieves is an ambitious multiplayer action adventure game, set in a gorgeous pirate adventure setting, and with all the charm, with, and humor that once upon a time market the very best Rare games. And what with it being a Microsoft multiplayer game hitting the Xbox One and Windows 10, it sounds like Rare has finally started to test cross platform play for the game, to avoid splitting its community.
“As a game, Sea of Thieves is so suited, I believe, to crossplay as an experience. We’ve talked about this a lot, we’ve always said we want to test it, we want to feel it,” said Executive Producer Joe Nate the latest Tales from the Tavern Podcast. “That’s definitely something we want to be rolling out to the community to test. But I sent an email to the team saying how great it was, because it was just seamless. You wouldn’t even notice it – you’re just there, playing with people on PC and Xbox One and that just opens up so many possibilities. Honestly, it feels so right for our experience. It just knocks down barriers.”
“I think that last part is something we’re taking to heart through a lot of decisions we’re making across the game,” Rare’s Mike Chapman added. “Whether it’s progression, long-term, no barriers in place to play with friends, but also making friends in the game and platform is another barrier that shouldn’t exist.”
Sea of Thieves is due out on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs later this year. We should hopefully hear more about it at E3 next month.