Tagged: Rare

If you’re as excited as we are here at Xbox One UK for Rare’s upcoming game “Sea Of Thieves” then like us you’re probably following Rare Ltd on YouTube to get the Inn-Side story. On October the 18th we were treated to the 6th episode of the Inn-Side story which was entitled “Sounds of the Land and Sea” in which Guillaume Muller, Sound Designer for Rare and Jamie Hughes, Senior Sound Designer for Rare discuss how they recreated the sounds that build up the experience of swiftly sailing the high sea’s and plundering caves for loot with ye’ mateys. The importance of sound in terms … Read More »

You ever played an old game that you thought was too ahead of its time for the technology available? What if we could take previous games and juice them up a little bit? Keep the core gameplay but turn the dial up to 11… Here are some examples of games and the improvements we’d make that we’ve come up with. State of Emergency Riots are fun. At least, they are in games. Lots of independent NPCs interacting with large environments to create chaos. That was the vision for the PS2/Xbox game State of Emergency. Unfortunately, the NPCs were mostly headless … Read More »

Rare is giving wannabe pirates a chance to live their dreams in Sea of Thieves.  In a recent trailer, that was more of a developer insight on how visual effects were designed in Sea of Thieves – it’s starting to look like an amazingly lifelike experience. Rare’s Andreas Oberg goes on to explain that the goal is combine all these elements into something that grounds the player in the game world – and simply from watching all these trailers, it seems to be working. See for yourself in the trailer below: Things such as water physics and cannon explosions are … Read More »

The rebirth of Killer Instinct on the Xbox One has been well received since the console’s launch 3 years ago.  Since its launch, Killer Instinct is a force in fighting games and is keeping it going with the new Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition. Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition is described as the ultimate collection for Killer Instinct. This new edition includes every bit of content from the past three seasons – that’s all 26 fighters, all 20 stages, as well as all costumes and accessories.  As an additional bonus, fans can spend hours enjoying all the music, stories, history, and artwork … Read More »

Today is the final day of the Sea of Thieves gamescom livestreams. If you’ve watched them all so far you should certainly qualify for an authentic pirate hat. There are to be three streams, the first at 10am UK time, 11am CEST, and 2am PDT. The second will start at 3.30pm UK, 4.30pm CEST, and 7.30am PDT. The third will commence at 8pm UK, 9pm CEST, and 12pm PDT. For more news, reviews, competitions and interviews, join Xbox One UK’s Facebook Group, Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter. Plus, if videos are your thing, check out our YouTube … Read More »

Rare are taking to Twitch once more to showcase Sea of Thieves at gamescom. There will be two streams today, the first commencing at 10am UK time, 11am CEST, and 2.am PDT. The second will start at 3.30pm UK, 4.30pm CEST, and 7.30am PDT. If you’re enjoying it, brace yourself for three streams tomorrow. For more news, reviews, competitions and interviews, join Xbox One UK’s Facebook Group, Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter. Plus, if videos are your thing, check out our YouTube and Twitch channels!

Rare are taking to Twitch to show off more of brand new piratical adventure, Sea of Thieves. There’s barely a scurvy seadog’s plunder worth of information available about the game currently, save some multiplayer pickings and a gameplay structure that sounds reminiscent of Destiny and The Division, so more facts and shots of the game in action are welcome. The stream is set to kick off at 3.30pm UK time, 4.30pm CEST, and 7.30am PDT. Keep a look out over the next two days for more Sea of Thieves livestreams. For E3’s multiplayer gameplay of Sea of Thieves, sail over … Read More »

This week it is the San Diego Comic Con event and what event would be complete without some pirates? Thanks to Twitter user @RareThief San Diego got its pirates in the form of some new screenshots from Rares upcoming frolic on the high seas, Sea of Thieves. And for your viewing pleasure we have the images for you to enjoy right here. So lets start with the thing that is most important to any self respecting pirate, a treasure chest. We also got to see the details that will go into the characters faces and also the structure of the … Read More »

The file size for Sea of Thieves, the latest game from much-loved development studio Rare, has been revealed over on the Xbox Store – a good six months before the game drops. Sea of Thieves is one of those games where the more we hear about it, the more excited we are to see what the studio behind Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong Country has created. When it was first revealed at last year’s E3, information was thin on the ground. It was pitched a cartoonish pirate shared-world game with an incredibly distinct art style. Since then, we’ve learned … Read More »

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