Sea of Thieves is getting microtransaction pets a few months after launch

Sea of Thieves

Of its 332,052 total players, developer Rare has now revealed 32.4 percent of those played on PC-which my crude arithmetic informs me sits somewhere around the 107,584 mark. I really want to believe in them. Are you excited to hear that Sea of Thieves will be loot box free?

"The game is perfectly playable at 540p", explained Timmins, which means that PCs with Intel Integrated GPUs (Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 or Intel Iris 540) and 4G of RAM should have a pretty good experience.

In a recent playthrough of Sea of Thieves we were struck by the game's immersive first person perspective, simple controls and unobtrusive UI.

As such, Microsoft and Rare will introduce pet micro-transactions to the game after its release.

As you might have guessed it, Sea of Thieves is something involving pirates and sea battles.

'"For launch, it's about delivering the best gameplay experience possible, being there, reacting, listening, taking feedback and everything else", executive producer Joe Neate stressed.

Rare even goes the extra mile and gives you an idea of what performance you'd be getting with the various hardware. As such, while microtransactions are a possibility somewhere down the line, the more controversial loot crates are not. It's about adding to the fun and social nature. In addition, you'll always know what you're purchasing in the shop, no surprises.

"We thought that", responded Timmins with a nod, "and then one of our testers - well, there's a mod you can get on PC where you take any game and turn it into a working VR game - and dear God the moment you hit a big wave it's just like 'whoa!' So we put that to bed pretty quick".

"It's entirely optional, but if you had a monkey, for example, you'll be able to hold it like you can other things in the game, but then I'll also be able to hold it, then drop it overboard, because that's amusing", Neate explained. But obviously they won't get hurt, and they will come back. Not that I think that this is a bad thing, I definitely hail the decision to keep loot boxes out of games.

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