The developers answered fans’ questions in an AMA session.
As Sea of Thieves inches closer to its release, we are getting to learn more and more about the game. In a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) session held on the Xbox One subreddit, the game’s developers Rare discussed many aspects of the game including cosmetics such as hair styles and tattoos, future plans for the game, and much more.
When the developers were asked about a roadmap for their future content, Executive Producer Joe Neate stated, “I think we’re only ever likely to cover a few months ahead to maintain mystery (so you can be surprised and delighted) and so we can be reactive. Things will change as Sea of Thieves evolves. We want to have the time to reveal what the features mean for players before we put them in their hands. We’ve taken a show not tell policy for the entire project so far and we’re committed to that.”
As for things like the ability to change your pirate’s hair color or getting new tattoos, the developers stated that they are considering possibilities of making these available to players in some way. Other than cosmetics, it’s evident that the team also plans to release some really great content post-launch.
The developer even stated they would be excited in exploring the fantastical aspects of the game’s world. Design Director Mike Chapman stated that, “With Sea of Thieves being a fantastical world we’d like to expand on the fantastical elements of the game. We’re pretty excited about the opportunity this brings.” They went on to say “To answer this question a little more specifically, we’d love to expand on both the theme of ghosts and the Ferry specifically. You may have seen that the Pirate Hideout features ghosts of former pirates… in terms of the lore, they are former Pirate Legends that have had every kind of adventure imaginable and through their adventures have amassed many cursed treasures, some of which have allowed them to attain eternal life. The thinking being that if you were a pirate and you’d had every adventure, what better way to spend eternity than in a Tavern built onto a legendary ship. Ghosts fit perfectly into Sea Of Thieves and we all love the Ferry death mechanic on the team. Both will no doubt expand over time.”
Sea of Thieves is set to release tomorrow for PC and Xbox One.