Sea of Thieves: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

You know what there’s a severe lack of these days? Games that deliver the true experience of a pirate’s life.

Besides the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag remaster and Ubisoft’s upcoming project Skull and Bones, there’s another title that’s prepared to let players sail the high seas – Sea of Thieves. Ever since its reveal at E3 2015, Rare has been hard at work on one of the most anticipated first-party projects for the Xbox One. This playable pirate venture has all the signature elements of a Rare game – a charming art style, open-ended exploration, a stockpile of items to discover, and a soundtrack full of cheerful tunes. Sea of Thieves has been in development for a long while now, but it’s finally set to leave the pirate ship port on March 20.

Any would-be pirates who’ve been looking for a game that fulfills their buccaneer fantasies needs to know everything there is to know about Rare’s next big release.

1. Sea of Thieves’ Main Focus Centers on a Player’s Journey to Becoming a Legendary Pirate

Sea of Thieves is all about sailing the seven seas and doing everything in your power to become a legendary pirate. Once you attain that status, your swashbuckling avatar becomes the owner of their very own grand pirate ship, hideout, and an extra special costume that commemorates their top-tier status. While that may be the ultimate goal of the game, your pirate’s adventures don’t automatically come to a close. Rare has made it clear that legendary pirates will be able to take on legendary quests that deliver the type of booty an infamous sea captain desires.

2. You Can Explore the Game’s Vast Open World Solo or With a Group of Fellow Pirates

While you have the option of tackling Sea of Thieves solo, Rare’s latest project is meant to be played cooperatively. It’s up to you if you’d rather man your own sea vessel or partner up with three other players and go sailing as a crew. It’s entirely possible for players to play with a group of close friends or adopt a crew of strangers for their multiplayer travels. While on a ship, everyone is given important tasks to handle – boat steering, hoisting the sails, ship navigation, firing the cannons etc.

Naval combat can instantly erupt when two ships cross each other or you and your crew can decide to bypass other pirate squads entirely. But choosing the later option means you’d be missing out on some of the more exciting aspects of pirate battles, such as boarding an enemy ship, taking on a ship’s crew with pirate weaponry and even firing your character out of a cannon. The vast ocean you’ll sail across is also home to a massive Kraken, so you and your crew better communicate frequently and be prepared for the many dangers that’ll come your way.

The type of missions you can tackle alone or with a crew entails treasure hunting, fetch quests, and bounty hunter combat objectives. The three …read more



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