“It’s the most fun and welcoming multiplayer game ever. That’s our ambition.”
Sea of Thieves looks to be whimsical and inimitably Rare. While the shared world pirate themed multiplayer adventure game is technically far beyond anything Rare ever did previously, the game looks to have all the trademark Rare charm, wit, and humor that made the studio so beloved to begin with.
That charm and wit will be accompanied by another classic Rare game trait- the game will be fun and welcoming. At least, that’s what Rare hopes. Speaking to The Official Xbox Magazine, Executive Producer Joe Neate admitted that Rare’s ambition with the game is for it to be the most welcoming and fun multiplayer game ever made.
“This type of game needs a positive, engaged, welcoming community that is knowledgeable,” he said. “They’re gonna help new players. They’re gonna be making tutorial videos. They’re going to bring people into their crew. And so we’ve built this massive, positive, engaged community, and it blows my mind. The game’s not out yet and we’ve already got so many super fans we could have a Sea of Thieves festival! It’s the most fun and welcoming multiplayer game ever. That’s our ambition.”
I do think that they could achieve this- apart from Nintendo, no other company yet has actually tried making multiplayer games that aren’t aimed at the gridmark AAA mature multiplayer market. So Rare could definitely end up making one of the more welcoming multiplayer games- hopefully they manage to pull it off.