Sea of Thieves – Rare’s Swashbuckling Adventure for PC & Xbox One Could be Free-to-Play

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Legendary studio Rare announced a brand new IP for Xbox One and PC, titled “Sea of Thieves”. Rare revealed a gorgeous looking trailer for the game, which can be viewed below:

Sea of Thieves could be Free-to-Play according to a job listing by Rare

Sea of Thieves is a pirate online adventure for the Xbox One and PC, and it is said to be the biggest project Rare has ever undertaken, which given the huge pedigree of the studio, that is one big statement.

Rare has posted a job listing on June 18 for a “Retention Designer”, which hints that Sea of Thieves is going to be a Free To Play title.

You can view the job listing below:

Partner with the production team to design complimentary retention features
Propose/execute strategies that successfully and measurably improve retention
Passionate about developing new mechanics and systems that delight and drives retention
Write design specifications, review with stakeholders and gain consensus
Create models of complex game systems, player behavior, engagement, and retention
Establish meaningful insights from large data sets and analyze campaign efficacy through quality data analysis and reporting in coordination with Business Intelligence
Stay up to date with industry trends and business models across console, pc, and mobile
Partner with production and Service teams to understand product designs and devise compelling programs leveraging features, tools, and channels to manage or drive community, social, and viral activities


Microsoft confirms that the title in question is indeed, Sea of Thieves with the following words:

“Our newest and most ambitious title, Sea of Thieves, is a shared world adventure that promises to break new ground. Players can be the pirate they want to be, setting sail across treacherous seas to carve out their legend in an epic multiplayer experience.

Why not join our crew for an adventure of your own? There’s always a place here for the very best talent to help shape the future. So if you’d like to be part of a pioneering team dedicated to working on Sea of Thieves or the next jaw-dropping, never-been-done-before Rare game, apply today!”

Sea of Thieves looks like a very interesting and beautiful pirate adventure

Sea of Thieves looks like an immensely promising title indeed. With a beautiful visual style, reminiscent of the Monkey Island series,  and akin to what a Disney cartoon Pirates of the Caribbean could look like, it will surely provide  an imaginative world to explore, and adventure in.

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We will bring you any new information on Sea of Thieves, as soon as it becomes available.


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