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Old 04-17-2017, 01:19 AM   #51
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Sea of Thieves’ technical alpha is up to 39k testers, but PC crowd is still waiting to be invited

April 14, 2017 8 comments




As Sea of Thieves sails across the choppy waters of its technical alpha tests, the team makes a point to occasionally descending the rigging to give a report in podcast form.


In the game’s latest Tales from the Tavern Podcast, discussion of the technical alpha takes the center stage, with the team saying that 23,000 players were invited for the most recent test, bringing the crowd up to 39,000 in total. This number is only for console, as PC players are still waiting to be included in the testing program (progress is being made on this front, don’t you worry).


The team reports that there’s a lot of improvements in the technical alpha, such as underwater swimming, finite ship resources, better sword gameplay, and retuning skeleton difficulty. One feature that’s only in the discussion phase is a spyglass, which presents the team with many technical challenges.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:05 PM   #52
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See the Sea of Thieves devs become tourists in their own game

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Just because you make a game doesn’t mean that you are an automatic expert in it. In the latest Sea of Thieves developer gameplay video, the team shows that even they can become tourists under the right circumstances.


This week, the devs faced off against a team of Xbox players as they raced to scour islands, dig up treasure, and sprint back to a safe port with their booty. Armed conflict and plenty of deaths ensue while the devs start caterwauling in distress.




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Old 06-11-2017, 08:40 PM   #53
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Two years ago, the world was introduced to Sea of Thieves during Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference in what was essentially a small concept video. Development, by today’s standards, has been slow, as this is now the third E3 that Sea of Thieves has attended. Fortunately, it is also the last.
Rare took to the stage to show a different side of Sea of Thieves this time around, whereas virtually everything to this point has been about PVP between Pirate crews at sea, the game will also feature some slight elements involving supernatural creatures.
Here’s the gameplay demo from the Xbox presser:



Rare had previously teased undead creatures as AI enemies in the past, and it certainly adds a new dynamic to the game. As you probably already know, Sea of Thieves has been in a Closed Alpha state for the last six months, and development will continue to be on-going.
It’s been a long wait for Xbox One fans, but given how incredible this E3 conference has been to this point, better times are just over the horizon.

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Sea of Thieves will support 4K resolution






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Rare’s pirate-themed multiplayer game Sea of Thieves made an appearance during the PC Gaming Show to impart some additional information about...Read more


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Old 07-04-2017, 03:08 PM   #55
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Sea of Thieves is $40 Canadian Right Now On Amazon Yesterday at 9:32 am

Sea of Thieves is the latest game from Rare, exclusive to Xbox One and Windows. According to Rare, it's...Read more



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Sea of Thieves
is the latest game from Rare, exclusive to Xbox One and Windows. According to Rare, it's "The best thing [they've] ever done," and is inarguably one of the most anticipated games of this year. If that wasn't reason enough to dive in, it's currently on Amazon for CDN$39.89.


That's right, $39.89 Canadian. It's the official listing from Microsoft, even. So why is the game on sale for 50% off before it even comes out? It may be a listing error, so if you're planning on getting the game on Xbox One, it would be wise to snatch it up quick.


Sea of Thieves had a great exposition at E3 this year, check it out our coverage if you're not 100% convinced yet.
The game releases on December 29, 2017.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:12 AM   #56
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[Watch] Sea of Thieves releases new behind-the-scenes video on the gam
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Sea of Thieves is laying it on with little details as evidenced by Developer Rare's latest episode of Inn-side...
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It's a big decision to head into one.




Sea of Thieves is laying it on with little details as evidenced by Developer Rare's latest episode of Inn-side Story, which focuses on the game's Storm systems. While storms aren't anything new to games, Rare's emphasis on their dramatic effect is what stands out. Not only do they look cool, but they affect how you navigate and maintain the ship, just like in the movies.
Here's the video:

As you can see, there's more to sailing than just figuring out a direction and then going there. It's easy to imagine a scenario where a storm stands between you and an island with treasure on it, but going around the storm might force you to engage with an enemy player. So deciding what kind of perils you will face could be a natural and emergent moment simply via the inclusion of Sea of Thieves' storm systems.
Sea of Thieves is coming off a strong showing at E3 2017, where Rare teased the game's storm systems for the first time. Rare is very confident in the game as they have previously called it "the greatest thing [they've] ever done."
Sea of Thieves will release at some point in 2018.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:14 AM   #57
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[WATCH] Sea of Thieves reveals new Developer Gameplay video in full 4K Yesterday at 7:36 pm

As Sea of Thieves continues its extensive Closed Alpha phase, Rare has once again released another edition of...Read more



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The quest for the Four Feathers.

As Sea of Thieves continues its extensive Closed Alpha phase, Rare has once again released another edition of Developer Gameplay, this time focusing on the Engineering Team and their quest to find treasure marked by Four Feathers. In the video, the team encounters an island, much like the one seen during the E3 2017 gameplay demo, and shows how quickly plans can fall apart and why thinking and acting on the fly can be its own greatest reward.
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The demo is the perfect example of how you can be so far apart in Sea of Thieves, but still dynamically take on a role in order to keep the team moving towards your goal. Be it keeping your pirate ship out of harm's way from enemy players or taking out the skeleton cannoneer trying to bombard your vessel from the shore. There seem to be so many possibilities with the game, and it's exciting to see it all come together.


Sea of Thieves still doesn't have a concrete release date, but is said to be coming sometime in "Early 2018." If you're interested in checking out the game as it is right now, you can still sign up to be a part of the Insider Program, which lets you take part in periodic playtests. Assuming, of course, you get chosen by the devs.
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Sea of Thieves talks up its quintessential pirateness in a new top 10 video


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Rare has a new Sea of Thieves video out this week that is a listicle… a listavid? I don’t know. It’s a video that is a list, and this particular list talks up 10 of the game’s high points: its “quintessential pirateness,” friendship-oriented gameplay, deep exploration, opportunity to write your own legend, console/PC crossplay, stream-friendliness, and Rare’s own experience building games, welcoming community, and current test schedule. Mutiny not required!Read more


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Sea of Thieves’ death penalty is unique — and social


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What happens when you die? Sea of Thieves has its own unique answer to the question. Instead of popping back at a binding point or doing a corpse run, dead characters will arrive on the (pause for dramatic effect) FERRY OF THE DAMNED. Featuring Skipper Dan.


In this week’s dev video, Senior Designer Shelley Preston talks about how the team wanted to make this ferry a social space while players wait their time-out period. Players who kick the bucket around the same time will appear on the ship together,Read more

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Sea of Thieves prepares for its NYCC panel


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Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate took a couple of minutes to bring the community up to date on what’s going on with the game’s upcoming appearance at New York Comic Con 2017.



He said that the team will be hosting a panel on the evening of October 7th to talk about the game’s features and why the members feel so driven to create this multiplayer experience.Read more



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Hate voice chat? You can make it walk the plank in Sea of Thieves


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If you’ve watched any of the footage of players and devs hamming it up on voice chat while playing Sea of Thieves, you’ve probably gotten the impression that voice comms are going to be pretty important in the game, which is true. But it’s not the only type of communication the Rare devs have planned.



As a recent video explains, the devs are working on a non-verbal communication system for folks who can’t or don’t want to join the melee on voice comms.


The basic in-progress demo is currently a scrollable radial menu of phrases that change based on the context of what’s going on when and where the player is. For example,Read more

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NEWS[Watch] Sea of Thieves will let players explore the world solo in small ships Oct 16, 2017


Until now, whenever Sea of Thieves has been shown off, we've only seen it in action with crews of co-op...Read more


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You don't have to explore the shared world with others if you don't want to





Until now, whenever Sea of Thieves has been shown off, we've only seen it in action with crews of co-op players numbering at least four. While that is the core experience that Rare has designed the game around, they've been incorporating player feedback and have revealed smaller vessels that players can use to sail the game's shared world either on their own or with one other player.
The feature was revealed in the latest episode of Inn-Side Story, the on-going video series in which Rare's developers talk about some of the behind-the-scenes decision making with the game. Check it out:



One of Rare's most prominent design pillars with the game is removing as many barriers to entry as possible, which they emphasize in the video. Playing the game without a microphone, and now even with other people is a possibility as the developers try to account for every possible contingency. Another part of this strategy is how they've handled the technical side of things in wanting the game to be Crossplay compatible. Another contingency that Rare is preparing for is the full range of PC specs that gamers have at their disposal.
The point is that Rare wants as many different people to play Sea of Thieves as possible, and by removing boundaries such pathways for player bullying and platform, they appear to be succeeding. Sea of Thieves releases sometime in 2018 for Xbox One and PC.




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Sea of Thieves teams up with Dark Horse for gorgeous art book

October 23,2017 8 comments





Arrrrrr you the kind of video game geek who collects art books, spending more cash on coffee table tomes than actual in-game anything? Yeah, you know who you are. Welp, Sea of Thieves’ new thingy might be up your alley.


“We’re thrilled to announce The Art of Sea of Thieves, Rare’s first foray into this world of print media alongside the veteran crew at Dark Horse,” Rare writes. “As the name suggests, Read more


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NEWSSea of Thieves takes inspiration from DayZ, EVE Online, and Kinect Sports Nov 4, 2017


Inspiration is the core foundation for every new game, and Sea of Thieves is chalked full of it. Developer Rare is...Read more

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NEWSSea of Thieves takes inspiration from DayZ, EVE Online, and Kinect Sports Yesterday at 10:08 am


Inspiration is the core foundation for every new game, and Sea of Thieves is chalked full of it. Developer Rare is...Read more


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Sea of Thieves boards small boats and finds them seaworthy for soloers and duoers
November 5, 2017 12 comments





While Sea of Thieves’ standard pirate vessels require a crew of four, Rare acknowledged that some players were going to ask for boats that could be manned by one or two for that solo or duo experience.


Enter the “efficient” and “vulnerable” small ship.


“When we were making the small ship, we wanted to make it feel significantly different to the large ship,” said Senior Designer Andrew Preston. “We started to looking at how many degrees the ship rotates.Read more



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NEWSNew Sea of Thieves details will be revealed at The Game Awards Dec 2, 2017

Sea of Thieves remains the Xbox One's most intriguing game on the horizon and with its weekly Technical Alpha...Read more








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Sea of Thieves finally has a release date December 7, 2017


You won't have to wait much longer to live a pirate's life on Xbox One.Read more








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NEWSUpdate 5.03 hits the PlayStation 4 Yesterday at 4:19 pm


Sony has released an update for the PlayStation 4 that does exactly what you think a surprise update on the...Read more



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