Are you really excited about taking up the skull-and-crossbones next year with Sea of Thieves — but are concerned that your rig might not be able to handle it? Don’t fret: Rare is giving computer players all sorts of graphical options to downscale graphics so that the game will run just fine on older machines.
While the game can be scaled up to 4K and 60 fps so as to display all of its visual glory, users can also choose to lower settings to a mere 540p and 15 fps. While the game may not look as good, the idea here is that performance will keep up with teammates and enemy players so that a gamer with an older machine won’t be at a tactical disadvantage.
“We’ve actually added a 540p mode, so you can go below HD,” said PC Design Lead Ted Timmons. “We’ve also added a 15 fps framerate lock because when we were talking to the community some people were like: I’m actually happy playing 15 frames per second. We were like: That’s actually really cool, we should support that. And to them go to them and say, oh, we’ve added that mode for you — it’s below our Rare certified min spec, but if you’re enjoying the game, why should we as developers knock you for that?”