Tagged: Sea of Thieves

One of the most hyped games of 2018 is Sea of Thieves.  Who doesn't want to try to live the life of a pirate?  Well we will now be able to enjoy that life this week and here is how: When: The beta will go live on 24 January 2018 at 12pm GMT.  Players will be able to download the beta beforehand as it will be in your library 24 hours prior.  The beta ends on 29 January 2018 at 8pm GMT. How: The Sea of Thieves beta is only available to  players who signed up for the Sea of Thieves ... Read More »
If you’re a Xbox One purist, you’re in for an exciting year! 2018 is well and truly here, and we’re looking at some really attractive titles coming up exclusively for Microsoft’s game console. If you want to know what Xbox One Exclusive games you’ll likely be playing throughout the next months, read through this article for the most interesting titles on the horizon. Sea of Thieves A new action-aventure title from legendary developer Rare, Sea of Thieves has strong multiplayer elements meant to keep you exploring virtual seas with your friends. You’ll experience some great adventures while plundering amazing treasures ... Read More »
If you're anything like us here at Xbox One UK HQ then you'll love custom controllers, particularly when they offer something a little different. Hopefully, you'll agree with us that this latest one from Microsoft looks like a good'un. Sea of Thieves isn't out yet but is available for pre-order it. However, the limited edition controller has already been launched and we think it's pretty awesome. It's a translucent purple design with 'laser etched barnacles' for grip, with a golden right trigger (hidden pirate treasure), and the left control stick is in the form of a compass and a glow in the dark ... Read More »
Sea of Thieves, the latest title in development at Rare was revealed last year, and since then we have been treated with regular updates from the team. Rare have been extremely consistent with their communications to fans and the community so far but the latest developer gameplay diary had a special guest. Xbox's Phil Spencer joined the team for some swashbuckling action on the high seas, and from what we can see, the game is shaping up to be a lot of fun. Although there is no release date set for Sea of Thieves, we will no doubt hear a ... Read More »
There's a lot of work going on right now as Rare quietly beaver away getting the finishing touches to the much anticipated Sea of Thieves. It would be fair to say the developer has changed dramatically since the glory days of the 90's under Nintendo's stewardship. But it is Sea of Thieves, a brand new IP, that could see a strong return to form for Rare. Transparency has been great in recent months during development, with regular updates through the 'Inn-Side Story'. This time round, Executive producer Joe Neate and Community Manager Cameron Thomas talk about the use of player ... Read More »
Rare have released the latest trailer for the upcoming pirate fest, Sea of Thieves. Senior designers, Shelley and Andrew Preston talk through the cooperative aspects that the game will offer. The mechanics demonstrate how forming a crew to work together can be rewarding, literally when chests of treasure are involved. There's also a sneak peak at competitive gameplay with the ability to ambush other players for there hard earned loot. Check out episode ten of the 'Inn-Side story below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWLcC4CkCjY Sea of Thieves is currently in alpha testing and is slated to be given a release at some point this ... Read More »
Ahhhh, to be a pirate! Setting sail on open waters without a care in the world. Until you encounter a game breaking bug of some kind. That's never fun, and it's something Rare are hoping to avoid with their upcoming Sea of Thieves. With that in mind, Rare have announced that next weekend, from December 16th, will play host to the first of a series of scheduled technical playtests, with the aim of refining core features and determining the direction that the development takes. Of course, not everyone can be a part of this technical alpha. Oh no no, this ... Read More »
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 »
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=72&v=bdMC2ka0slA Things such as water physics and cannon explosions ... Read More »

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