Row, row, row your boat, gently down the seas…
Rare and Microsoft will be adding rowboats into Sea of Thieves with the upcoming Forsaken Shores content drop, and ahead of that, they have launched a new video, showing us how the development team tackled their implementation in the game.
It seems like it would be an easy thing to put in, but there was a surprising amount of thought put into it all, from how it looks, to how it controls, to how it behaves, and more. Rowboats will have a set number of seats, and should actually allow for some very interesting opportunities in-game for players to make getaways, or take down other crews.
It’s also a sign of Rare’s continued commitment to the game, which was otherwise met with a mixed reception at launch because of a paucity of content and mechanics in it at the time- if they keep at this, who knows, a few years from now, the game will probably end up pulling a total reversal in perception.
Sea of Thieves is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10.