Sea of Thieves wants to show, not tell, during development


“We want people to be hyped, but we want people to be hyped for the right reasons.”

As development rolls forward with Sea of Thieves, Rare discussed how it is carefully and deliberately sharing information with its community. The studio said that it is using a multi-pronged approach to doling out revelations and answers, including its video and podcast series. Of utmost importance to the team is that it wants to show not tell, and so it is willing to hold off on discussing certain features until they are far enough along in development to be ready for the spotlight.

One of these features is the game’s water effects, which is obviously quite important for a pirate game. There’s a lot more thought poured into these water visuals than you might think, so see what the devs have to say about this aspect of the game below.


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