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Rare confirms that Sea of Thieves will not have loot boxes

March 22 2018, 05:47 | Alexander Lowe

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Just to give you an idea, Rare talked about the ability to purchase pets such as parrots, cats, monkeys and the likes.

During the visit, studio head Craig Duncan was the guide, and during the downtime between hands-on sessions with the game, offered plenty of explanation on his studio's plans for the game once it releases on March 20.

As you might have guessed it, Sea of Thieves is something involving pirates and sea battles. If you don't like the look of any of the pirates, a press of RB generates a new set of eight pirates for your consideration.

One big tidbit by way of the game's design director Mike Chapman - there aren't going to be any loot boxes.

The company has "done a great job" developing the fundaments of the game, the site adds.

Massively-multiplayer online (MMO) games are becoming increasingly popular on home consoles following the rise of Battle Royale-style titles such as Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite. You will also earn a legendary ship, but Rare wouldn't go into much detail, other than to say that it "has access to things other ships don't".

"Going onto Google Trends and looking at Sea of Thieves and watching the spikes throughout the development of the game and seeing where it's at now". In other words, completely cosmetic.

Sea of Thieves, the upcoming shared-world pirate adventure game from Rare, does character creation differently - via a mechanic called the Infinite Pirate Generator. The game will, however, feature a premium shop, but you'll always know what you're buying.

"But we have to have an optional way for people to spend money in our game, because we are running it as a service with a large team". Rare doesn't want their game's reputation to be compromised by paid items so loot boxes won't be a thing in the game. But based on everything we learned today, it sounds like Rare's pirate sandbox could have a long life ahead of it post-launch.

This means that it doesn't matter if you have a high-end PC or low-specs (potato) one, you'll still be able to enjoy those ravaging sea battles or explore the game's vast map.

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