Rare Announces Sea of Thieves

At the Microsoft Presser, Rare studios head Craig Duncan announced their newest title in development, Sea of Thieves.

The trailer showcases a colorful and cartoony world inspired by Pirates of the Carbbean. Here are the first official details for the game, via the game’s official website:

  • Be the pirate you want – With musket loaded and grog in hand, the freedom of the pirate life awaits. What will your legend be?
  • An epic multiplayer adventure – Crew up and set sail on memorable voyages. Make and break your pirate’s code on the Sea of Thieves.
  • A treacherous shared world – Plot your course and set sail for hidden riches. Navigate the perils of a fantastical world and the danger of rival crews.

Pirates are shown with their gamertags above their heads, indicating this will be a massive connected multiplayer adventure.

The gameplay showcased fighting skeletons, massive ship battles, wandering through jungles, and epic adventures.

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  1. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    June 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm


  2. Erud
    June 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Seems like Borderlands: Pirate Edition to me.

  3. Erud
    June 15, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Well, people were asking for a sea battle themed game after Assassin’s Creed 4.
    Since Ubisoft couldn’t be bothered, Rare beat them to the punch.

  4. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    June 15, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Even worse!

  5. Tromboner
    June 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    As soon as I heard “shared world” I became fairly uninterested. Expecting the amount of cooperation shown in the trailer is asking a lot. The trailer didn’t really do much to show how it actually plays, either. Hopefully it’s playable on the show floor to give us a better idea of what it’s like.

  6. Cred
    June 15, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    would give it a try if it was on PC

  7. daggot △
    daggot △
    June 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    looks neat but always online worries me

  8. eltonBorges
    June 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    So, Guns of Icarus Online, but, with more color and water?

  9. Mr.Calavera
    June 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I’am iffy about this.

  10. Kev Lew
    Kev Lew
    June 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    it could work but if it falls into standard MMO wow style gameplay it will be another failure for the junk pile.