Sea of Thieves releases next month and according to its executive producer, Joe Neate, it will not feature any loot boxes or pay-to-win micro-transactions.
"For me personally, the platform is just a way in which for you to get the game", he says.
Rare has confirmed that Sea of Thieves will not include an editor for character creation. So if I've got a cat, I can pick up it up and look at it, or you can pick it up and run off with it.
In other words, there will not be any loot boxes.
The specs in question range from as low as 540p/30fps to as high as 4K/60fps, making the game a very flexible option for players that might have older or lower end machines, to players looking to max out the settings as possible. Lead designer Mike Chapman tells IGN that the game takes place prior to the Golden Age of Piracy in a mysterious location called the Sea of Thieves.More news: Obama Reveals Unconventional Portrait By Nigerian Painter
Once you become a Legend, you'll gain access to a secret pirate hideout and the endgame legendary voyages, which will be the game's most hard content at launch. "Obviously when you put it down it'll come back".
Sea of Thieves launches for Xbox One and PC on March 20. "I think that's the way we'll do it", he said.
Moreover, Sea of Thieves will have absolutely no microtransactions on launch.
"So even if you were the only person who had bought a pet, but you had it on board, your crew would be able to enjoy the benefits of a monkey". But we want people to be able to piss about. Again, it's completely optional. But based on everything we learned today, it sounds like Rare's pirate sandbox could have a long life ahead of it post-launch. Probably one of the most anticipated pirate titles since Man O' War: Corsair - Warhammer Naval Battles, Sea of Thieves is a naval buff's wet dream, so to speak, allowing the players to wage wars between them and plunder settlements. That goes for our digital business. "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?"