As Rare’s high-seas adventuring recreation Sea of Thieves approaches the primary anniversary of its launch, the studio has addressed some participant suggestions. In the hopes of balancing and offering constantly satisfying content material for gamers in its open-world sandbox, the developer took to YouTube to announce that, in a future replace, Xbox One and PC cross-play might be optionally available.
In an official developer update, Sea of Thieves’ government producer, Joe Neate, talked at size concerning the developer’s plans for altering the way in which cross-play works between the platforms. While Neate acknowledged that cross-play has introduced many advantages to Sea of Thieves, he admitted that, with the sport’s new PvP mode, Arena, on the way, he needs everybody to really feel that “they have a level playing field.”
In this forthcoming Sea of Thieves replace, console gamers utilizing a controller can have the choice to solely matchmake with different controller customers on console, successfully splitting the participant base as such: a controller-only pool and the cross-play pool. The cross-play pool is simply because it sounds: any consumer who needs to play with anybody, regardless of controller enter, might be ready to take action. According to Neate, gamers will be capable to toggle the choice on and off at will. The choice, as Neate confirmed, might be obtainable whether or not gamers enter free-play or the sport’s upcoming Arena mode.
In addition to the choice of cross-play in Sea of Thieves, Neate introduced that mouse-and-keyboard enter will makes its option to the sport on console. Neate did not present a launch window for when this replace will hit the sport, nor did he specify when this cross-play replace will hit the sport. However, Neate did affirm that Rare has mentioned optionally available cross-play at size internally and the studio’s already laborious at work on implementing the replace.
In our Sea of Thieves review, we stated that, on the time of launch, “it’s a somewhat hollow game that can be fun for a handful of hours when played with friends, and something worth trying out if you happen to be an Xbox Game Pass subscriber.” Our reviewer, Peter Brown, continued, “Even though it’s hard to wholeheartedly recommend, I like enough of what I see to hold out hope that things will eventually improve as the game continues to be patched and updated with new content.”