Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release

Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release

In an interview previous year, Rare stated that it has plans to implement graphics settings that should allow even the frailest of PCs to run its upcoming pirate adventure game, Sea of Thieves. Just what these microtransactions actually might entail beyond the basic pet system that's already confirmed is anyone's guess (the only descriptor is something that it'll "bring value to players" and remain cosmetic), but at least it won't involve gambling for what you want.

Rare is going overboard with performance recommendations for its upcoming nautical adventure, Sea of Thieves, including a promise that the Windows PC version of the game is created to run even on underpowered rigs. Also, you'll always know what you're buying, hence no loot boxes'. He went on to say "based on us continuing to build this game, we'll probably consider some form of microtransaction. At all", design director Mike Chapman tells PC Gamer.

"Our focus at launch [is] on a great game experience". But obviously they won't get hurt, and they will come back. "That said, he affirmed that "...there will never be loot crates in Sea of Thieves". I think there's every opportunity for us, equally in line [with other Microsoft brands].

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When you first jump into Sea of Thieves, you're not going to find a traditional character creator with sliders and presets.

If you want some Sea of Thieves accessories to prepare for your pirate adventure, make sure you check out some of the products that are available. "People can do the mod if they want to, but they've got braver stomachs than mine". Also, he said that there will be zero microtransactions in Sea of Thieves on launch. Again, it's completely optional. As for the premium shop, yes, you'll be able to spend real money in Sea of Thieves. "That's a hard and fast principal to us". "So if I have a monkey, I can hold it, because it's a monkey and we can hold most things in our game. It just feels like the right thing for us to do to help us as we have a team working on updating and growing Sea of Thieves, which costs money, right?"

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