Sea Of Thieves Closed Beta To Come With Xbox Play Anywhere Features; Team Wants Game To Run On A “Potato”

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Jan 23, 2018
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Sea Of Thieves’ closed beta is going to begin later this week, and developer Rare recently confirmed an additional feature that will be available during the testing phase.

In a new post on the game’s official website, Ted Timmins, PC Design Lead, confirmed that the Sea Of Thieves closed beta is going to come with full Xbox Play Anywhere features. Additionally, the full game will also come with them at launch.

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As we head into Closed Beta, our next step is to fully enable Xbox Play Anywhere. We’re delighted to announce that starting in Closed Beta on January 24th, you can jump between any device and continue where you left off, whether that’s a Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 laptop, Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X. And with crossplay, you’ll always have a friend to sail with, regardless of where they play.

This is a huge milestone for us as we head towards launch because giving players the freedom to choose how they play lies at the heart of Sea of Thieves. This also means that if you pre-order Sea of Thieves digitally, you’ll have Xbox Play Anywhere access from launch day on March 20th. You’ll be able to play on any device, at any time, and swap devices to your heart’s content!

Additionally, Ted Timmins also reiterated how they want the game to run on pretty much any hardware, with resolution going down to 540p.

We’d also like to use this as an opportunity to ask YOU to help us make the PC experience even better for launch. For example, do you have an old gaming PC, or does a relative have a shiny new laptop with only an iGPU? Jump into the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta on these devices and let us know in the Forums how you get on! Our Video Settings go all the way down to 540p, and our Graphics Settings go all the way down to “Cursed” (yes, we may have taken some creative licence here!), but we really do want to know how you get on as our rendering team’s ambition is “to get Sea of Thieves running on a potato” – whatever that means!

Sea Of Thieves launches in March on Xbox One and PC.

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