Sea of Thieves debated stoking the console vs. PC rivalry with faction sails

    
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You know what we need more? PC players arguing with console players about superiority, system specs, and exclusive titles. That would really bring peace to our times.

Or maybe we get enough of that already?

This silly friction between gamer camps might have been exacerbated if Sea of Thieves’ developers had pushed through an idea to promote rather than discourage platform tribalism. In a recent interview, the team revealed that it had debated giving players PC and Xbox sails as a way to boast about the superiority of their gaming machine.

Instead, the team elected to “seamlessly” integrate the crowds with Sea of Thieves’ crossplay capability. While you wipe the flopsweat off of your brow in relief, check out some more pirate tunes from the game after the break!

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kidwithknife

A good call on their part. I sometimes suspect a lot of game devs just don’t grasp just how angry their players get over silly things, including but not limited to stuff like platform rivalry. It’s weird, but it’s how it is I guess.

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socontrariwise

I think it is a great idea if those are account specific/no trade and you can still swap them with others.

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Bryan Correll

So that the PC players would be able to identify easy targets? ;-)

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Melissa McDonald

Wouldn’t surprise me if Sony threatened them (or paid) to not do that.

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Armsbend

too good

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balte04

It’s a good idea in a world where the internet doesn’t take it’s self too seriously….so yeah wouldn’t work out in ours.

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Crowe

I think faction sails would have been a cool option.

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Tazuras

Yeah, good call on dropping that idea…

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sorry cant resist

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Jeremy Barnes

F****ed by an Anchor would have been good here too

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Melissa McDonald

Alestorm is a very entertaining Scottish band. I’m always amazed how good their music videos are, how does a ‘novelty’ band like that get such a big budget? They don’t suck, I suppose, for starters. “Keelhauled” is a hot mess musically, but I love the lyrics and the refrain.