Sea of Thieves is Rare’s hotly anticipated multiplayer sea-faring action adventure in which teams of players captain ships and explore the ocean, battling enemies, collecting loot and contending with all the deep blue sea throws at them.
The main component of Sea of Thieves is its shared world multiplayer gameplay that allows you to team up with other players and take command of a ship. Each player in the ship fulfills a certain role, from manning the cannons to keeping lookout in the crows nest. This means that teamwork and communication are key, especially as there are many dangers out at sea to contend with…
Judging by the released gameplay footage for Sea of Thieves, the main form of combat will be ship to ship warfare and you’ll all have to work together to outflank and outgun your opponents. Gameplay footage that’s surfaced so far also seems to suggest that you can also leave the ship and explore the game’s many islands, and there’s a Pirates of the Carribean-esque supernatural element too, with you battling skeletons, monsters and even giant kraken.
Sea of Thieves is an interesting concept, and it’s great to see Rare stepping outside of their comfort zone for the first time since their glory days on the N64. It seems very much like a game that’s as good as the people you’re playing it with. Get stuck with a crap crew and you’ll be wanting to walk the plank, but play with the right people and you may never want to set foot on dry land again. If you fancy finding your sea legs, sign up now to join the crew!