Sea of Thieves PC Version Discussed By Rare

A consistent experience across platforms.

Posted By | On 06th, Feb. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Sea of Thieves, the new Xbox One and Windows 10 game coming from Rare this year, seems to be a sort of ‘return to form’ kind of deal for Rare. The game looks to be charming, fun to play, and channeling the same kind of spirit that made Rare so beloved in the first place.

It is also the first time that Rare is making a PC version for one of its games, and it looks like it’s taking the job rather seriously. “We’re building Sea of Thieves on Windows 10 in parallel with the Xbox One version. It’s important that players on all platforms are in sync, which has the added benefit of being able to support great features like Xbox Play Anywhere,” Rare said of the upcoming game’s PC port in a recent newsletter (via WCCFTech). This means the more traditional “port” approach of bringing games to PC simply wouldn’t work for us. Whenever we’re working on a game feature, Lead Designer Mike Chapman and I discuss how the feature will work across both platforms… This means that players who take advantage of playing across Xbox One and PC will have a consistent experience, which is very important to us.

“We also have 24 different devices in our own testing labs, 12 laptops and 12 PCs, which cover a wide range of specs from low-end machines all the way up to the overclocked 4K monsters. They’re all equipped with different keyboards, mice and monitors, with my personal favourite being the beautiful 21:9 curved monitor (144Hz!), so that we have a good spread of inputs… each machine is important in its own way, as we know that the minimum spec is crucial for us being able to invite more people in to share the world with us, the medium spec will reflect the most common setup in the wild… And the 4K setups are just, well, awesome. One thing that unites all of these players is their expectation around stability, so we’ll keep working hard as we’ve set this as our number-one goal.”

So it sounds like Rare is certainly taking the PC version of the game pretty seriously. The last few PC ports of Xbox games by Microsoft have turned out to be pretty good- let’s hope Sea of Thieves is keeping in line with the trend started by Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, as opposed to being more reminiscent of Quantum Break‘s atrocious PC version.


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  • STRIKE

    Good to finally see Rare deliver a great game that is so them and not the garbage Kinect games.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Wait. Who made Rare’s garbage Kinect games then? That was so them, was it not?

      I’m predicting a one year review embargo on this game. Gonna have to wait until the servers are full enough to write proper reviews, but with no other worthwhile Xbox branded exclusives coming out for the whole year, it seems they have it all figured out.

    • STRIKE

      If you have nothing relevant to say other than one of your daily idiotic childish comments, that in your mind they seem funny, then don’t reply at all.

    • Dan Brooks

      All the Playstation fan boy’s are nervous Phil Spencer’s gonna pull another halo sized blockbuster and that if he does they’ll have to conform to the uwp platform.

    • crazy_black_man-

      UWP is not doing so good. Xbox games are all set to debut on Steam. Phil has all but conceded victory to Sony.

    • Dan Brooks

      Resorting to flaging me just because you spout bullshit and I’m telling it how it is just proves you’re a troll

    • crazy_black_man-

      So call me troll.

      A Sony pony.

      A PS4 fanboy.

      That changes absolutely nothing Dan. You guys are still getting bent over and getting the cool sensation of that “Make Him Scream” lubricant slathered all over your bsckside, instead of playing any new exclusive games on 2017.

    • Dan Brooks

      Ms makes money off of windows and I know he wants the games on steam and why wouldn’t he. It’s an already working platform. Most gamers don’t even know the ms game store exists. And tbh this game might not be on steam at launch which is why I said what I said. And uwp just means the game will be cross play cross buy.

    • crazy_black_man-

      So you think games like Resident Evil 7 aren’t costing MS extra for those crossbuy licenses? Do you think MS is just going to continue absorbing that extra cost for those Play Anywhere licenses on 3rd party games? Get ready for the price increase of Xbox Live. You heard it here first.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Gee, you sound really upset. You might wanna take a break from all this. I’d hate to see you hurt yourself or someone you love over a guy’s teasing in a Xbox comment thread. You gonna be okay?

    • STRIKE

      Always with the same rhetoric, thinking people are mad. I’m not mad in the slightest, just telling you what I think. You can keep teasing or as I call it seeking attention all you want but take it somewhere else that’s all.

    • crazy_black_man-

      But take what somewhere else? My difference in opinion?

    • STRIKE

      You aren’t sharing an opinion that can be debated or talked about, you are sharing your disdain, your anger, your bias and nothing more and I don’t want any part of it.

    • crazy_black_man-

      So, be a grown-up. Ignore the bully on the playground making fun of your high water pants. Haven’t your two dads taught you anything about online etiquette? Stop crying. Your tears are extremely delicious.

    • STRIKE

      An insecure child who is seeking attention, that fights over luxury goods and hasn’t grown a pair yet is telling me to be a grown up? LOL now thats rich. Well, I wasted enough time talking to you the “bully” on the playground who seems to have a brain the size of a raisin. So since I wouldn’t want to intrude on that authority status you think you have I’ll just end the conversation here. You can have the last word if it helps you feel better.

      p.s. I do hope in our next conversation you have something relevant to discuss if not well I will reply accordingly. Good day.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Thanks for being the bigger crybaby. 2 paragraphs long just to say goodbye. Whew! Now that was fun. Hope we can do this again when you least expect it.

    • Dan Brooks

      What he is saying is that its quite clear Rare has decided to go ballz to the wallz making this halo level blockbuster. This article barely gets away with posting information that is covered under nda. And in this case people could be getting sued. You really think Rare or Microsoft would sue over leaked garbage? You haven’t even played the game man. I can’t wait for you to conform and buy the game so I can be the captain the puts you and your crew at the bottom of the sea mate

    • crazy_black_man-

      Oh, I’ve played Escape from Monkey Island years ago. I hope you guys really enjoy the multiplayer add-on. It’s not like theres any other games coming for Xbox One, so grind away Captain Crunch.

    • Dan Brooks

      Yeah okay.. haha. unless you’ve gotten to play you have absolutely nothing to base your point off of. From what ive played, it’s shockingly obvious. this game’s gonna forever change the way video games are made in the future. And you’re over here shaming it based off of what.. 17 minute game clips and few trailers? Haha you’re just jealous you don’t know what I’m talking about

    • Dan Brooks

      Why on earth are these Sony fan boys all over the comments of articles about an Xbox exclusive? What made you click on it in the first place if you already assume its gonna suck.

    • crazy_black_man-

      This is a public article. The bouncer at the door said it was “make fun of Xbox fans day” and that there was no cover charge. So I pulled up a bar stool, ordered a double shot of whiskey, and you know the rest.

    • Dan Brooks

      No. I don’t. Go see a doctor you mentally ill putz

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL! Dan, you’re so candid and direct. I love that. Too funny. Who says “putz” these days? Classic!

  • Mr Xrat

    LOL Rare.


 

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