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Rare's Sea of Thieves Now Launched For Xbox, Windows 10

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Rare's latest (and first in a long time) original, full fledged video game has just been made available. Done under the umbrella of Microsoft, Sea of Thieves promises to bring back the fun in games, with a ludicrous setting and an entire design philosophy that just speaks "fun". The first-person, multiplayer co-op and player vs. player game has both sea and land fights, treasure and player hunting, so there's enough there to sate the tastes of different players altogether.

Sea of Thieves is part of Microsoft's Game Pass subscription, which means that for $9.99 monthly, users have the chance of trying out the game and playing it, no holds barred, with no additional payment (you can always purchase it for the usual asking price of $59.99/£49.99/€69.99 - and don't you just love the price differences across currencies?) This "Games as a Service" is being hailed as one of the solutions for triple-A game development, bringing companies like Microsoft steady streams of revenue they can then re-inject into their in-house game studios. Furthermore, Sea of Thieves is part of Microsoft's Play Anywhere program - meaning a digital purchase on either Xbox or PC will grant you the ability to play it on both platforms. So go out there and walk the plan, drink rum, shoot some cannons, and drink some gallons of salt water, you old sea dog!



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Will probably be huge. But as an alpha tester, doubt I'll get it. It felt far too much like it would become a troll game. Similar to Crytek's Hunt where it mixes COOP and PVP. Which often ends in trolling and diminishes the PVE elements. Only likely more of a pain because if you didn't get enough to get a large ship, there really wasn't much point to it. Those with big ships often just went around killing or shooting at everything. You don't really want to randomize the crew either. Just another troll element there.

Sailing was a decent enough experience when you weren't being shot at. I'll give it that.
 

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Will probably be huge. But as an alpha tester, doubt I'll get it. It felt far too much like it would become a troll game. Similar to Crytek's Hunt where it mixes COOP and PVP. Which often ends in trolling and diminishes the PVE elements. Only likely more of a pain because if you didn't get enough to get a large ship, there really wasn't much point to it. Those with big ships often just went around killing or shooting at everything. You don't really want to randomize the crew either. Just another troll element there.

Sailing was a decent enough experience when you weren't being shot at. I'll give it that.
I watched the streams. The whole game is getting chased and annihilated by galleons even when you have nothing. Also, looks like people are already cheating. And apparently there's basically zero content besides this. The only reason to travel to islands is to dig up the treasure box, then get annihilated. There's no chance of winning and nothing else to do.
 
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