Sea of Thieves Will Include Microtransactions but No Loot Boxes

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Sea of Thieves is a game by Rare and Microsoft Studios, and while we only have a month to go before it hits the gaming scene for gamers and folks to try out, will it feature loot-boxes and other live services? Then brace yourselves, because we have a great piece of news coming all the way from Ted Timmins, the PC design lead of Sea of Thieves game.

He added that Sea of Thieves will "never" have any form of gambling, stating that pay-to-win shenanigans are "out of the question.' Chapman also teased that Rare will do something "new" and 'interesting" in regards to microtransactions, although didn't reveal any additional details.

The assertion doesn't carry over into microtransactions, sadly.

The game's technical alpha program allowed developers to fine-tune the title's auto-detect experience, which Rare says will be ready for new players once it is released.

"It's entirely optional, but if you had a monkey, for example, you'll be able to hold it like you can other things in the game, but then I'll also be able to hold it, then drop it overboard, because that's amusing", Neate explained.

"Our plans for launch is to deliver a good game experience, and so all our efforts are going to be on making sure everyone's happy, we're reacting to feedback if there are any issues, etc."

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If Rare wants to return to the top of the video game charts, the site says, Sea of Thieves "has to seduce a large and loyal audience to make continued development worth Microsoft's while". In addition to that, Rare has released the system requirements people will need to run their game and, odds are, even the worse of machines can probably run it.

So now we know that Sea of Thieves will have a traditional progression chain to keep us hooked while we're sailing around the world, firing cannons, battling skeletons and digging up chests.

"It's entirely optional, but if you had a monkey, for example, you'll be able to hold it like you can other things in the game, but then I'll also be able to hold it, then drop it overboard, because that's amusing", Neate explained. But obviously they won't get hurt, and they will come back.

The multiplayer swashbuckling adventure, Sea of Thieves, is jumping on the "no loot boxes" marketing train. Additionally, Rare will let you reroll the pirate generator carousel an infinite number of times until you find the pirate that's right for you.

According to IGN, Sea of Thieves will launch without any microtransactions at all, but will add some about three months after release. That goes for our digital business. "There will be a chance to acquire some of this stuff in the game, by rewards and chance, but if you want to guarantee a specific pet then you have to buy".

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