Rare Officially Confirms Sea of Thieves CrossPlay, Shares New 4K Screenshots
Rare's Executive Producer Joe Neate appeared on the Xbox Gamescom 2017 show to officially confirm that Sea of Thieves will feature crossplay functionality between Windows 10 PC and Xbox One devices.
Rare had made no secret to be evaluating crossplay, but it wasn't official yet. This is good news for the community as a whole, which will be inevitably bigger than without crossplay.
Microsoft also shared some new 4K screenshots of Sea of Thieves, check them out in the gallery. Sea of Thieves is coming out in Spring 2018 for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One.
Sea of Thieves is a uniquely co-operative multiplayer experience1 set in a shared world that combines the thrill of adventuring together with friends with the unpredictability of emergent play and unexpected threats – both from other players and the world itself. “Sea of Thieves” also supports cross-play across the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs so that everyone can play regardless of their preferred platform.
• Innovative Co-op Gameplay in a Shared World – “Sea of Thieves” is designed around players working together with shared goals and rewards, where you’ll go on epic voyages in search of legendary artefacts and buried treasure, but in a world where every sail on the horizon is another crew. What flag are they flying, and what do they want?
• The Pirate Game You’ve Always Wanted – “Sea of Thieves” is a game that provides freedom, camaraderie, adventure and excitement – the definitive pirate experience. Crew up with your friends to explore the world, take on quests or seek out conflict. Complete voyages to earn gold, increase your reputation across the “Sea of Thieves” and work to become a pirate legend!
• An Evolving Experience – Players are already falling in love with “Sea of Thieves” thanks to the Technical Alpha programme. It’s a unique approach to AAA development that continues to shape the game through community insights and feedback to make sure players get the experience they want. New ways to play will be unveiled as the world expands and evolves.