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Sea of Thieves Rare plans to make new game as popular as Forza Halo and Gears of War

"Loot boxes" were probably the first words that popped into your head, but Sea of Thieves will never have loot boxes. "At all", design director Mike Chapman tells PC Gamer.

"What I will confirm is there are no microtransactions for launch". At all, ' said Chapman. Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate confirmed when microtransactions do become available, they will only include cosmetic changes and not gameplay upgrades. "The advantage for us is we build one game that goes to many devices, that's all wrapped up into crossplay, Xbox Play Anywhere, game pass, to give players more choice".

As such, Microsoft and Rare will introduce pet micro-transactions to the game after its release. What we will say is there will never be loot crates in Sea of Thieves. If I put it down, it'll come back. You get a mixture of age, ethnicity, gender, body size, "wonkiness" and how pirate they look versus how heroic they look. "But then, as we move into our service-based game - think about a month or two after launch - we're thinking about our first major update that has new goals for people to achieve, new rewards and stuff". We already knew that the beta was just a slice of what the final game would offer, but this week, several publications had a chance to speak with the team at Rare ahead of the game's March release to find out just how much would change at launch. Each person gets their own role, such as steering the vessel and repairing it if it gets attacked by other players. "People can do the mod if they want to, but they've got braver stomachs than mine".

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Luckily, Rare's push from multiplayer pirate experience is set to transition into a games as a service in one of the most elegant ways we've seen, with a focus on Rare learning from the mistakes of other developers while stressing it will be keeping its ear to the ground on player feedback.

Rare even goes the extra mile and gives you an idea of what performance you'd be getting with the various hardware. We'll treat them in a fun way, they'll be with you on a ship - I'll be able to pick it up and run off with it because they'll be physical objects. Are you excited to hear that Sea of Thieves will be loot box free?

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