While Sea of Thieves’ standard pirate vessels require a crew of four, Rare acknowledged that some players were going to ask for boats that could be manned by one or two for that solo or duo experience.
Enter the “efficient” and “vulnerable” small ship.
“When we were making the small ship, we wanted to make it feel significantly different to the large ship,” said Senior Designer Andrew Preston. “We started to looking at how many degrees the ship rotates. It only rotates 360 degrees rather than 720 degrees like the large ship […] It can turn on much sharper angles so it can be more nimble.”
Get to know the small ship in the latest developer video below!