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Sea of Thieves PC specs run the gamut of computers

15 February 2018, 06:24 | Yvette Williams

Rare Studio Head Talks Sea Of Thieves And Live Services, Microtransactions

Sea of Thieves Confirmed to Run on Potato Rigs

"Our focus at launch [is] on a great game experience". The ship changes with every new game session. "That's a hard and fast principal to us", concludes Duncan. Thanks to a couple of new articles, we've got a better idea of just how long we'll be setting sail - and how we'll be able to do in style. It's odd to see Microsoft take an about-face on this when they jammed microtransactions into most of their Xbox One launch games, but here we are in 2018, and they're forced to evolve and implement a ton of new good policies. The game is described as being an open-world, first-person, massive multiplayer online RPG, where players are free to explore, find treasure, amass huge battlefleets, and, of course, conduct raids. "And I genuinely have the utmost confidence in our ability to do that". The goal of the game is to become a Pirate Legend in status, as you build up reputation and prove yourself worthy to your fellow land-lubbers.

"We're not out of the woods yet-there's still features I want to get in for launch", says PC design lead Ted Timmins.

"The buzz and the excitement we're seeing around the studio, around the game now - it's very reassuring". "There will be a chance to acquire some of this stuff in the game, by rewards and chance, but if you want to guarantee a specific pet then you have to buy". In addition to that, Rare has released the system requirements people will need to run their game and, odds are, even the worse of machines can probably run it.

For Rare as a business, as home to some 200 staff who are all charged with making Sea of Thieves a successful, multi-year "game as a service", a popular premium shop is crucial.

Rohingya refugees need safe way back
But aid agencies have expressed fears at their safety, and at the slow progress, with only 1,500 expected to return per week. The Foreign Secretary stopped in Myanmar as part of a four-day trip to Asia, which will also include a visit to Thailand.

When the closed beta launched, the studio saw a massive uptick in the number of players that pre-ordered the game in order to get an invite to the limited test servers.

The first paid content for the game will come in the form of pets.

The "Sea of Thieves'" video card suggestions are also divided into "GPU" and "modern GPU" categories.

Sea of Thieves is just over a month away from release, and although developer Rare will be helping its players simulate the life of a pirate, it's keen on keeping its own shady practices to a minimum.

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