What do you think about Sea of Thieves’ art style? The game has received all kinds of praise for its water effects and skyboxes, but the cartoony nature of the environment and characters has its appeal as well.
Rare trotted out its artists to talk about the visual design of Sea of Thieves, from concept art to implementation, in the most recent Tales from the Tavern podcast. There’s also a preview of The Art of Sea of Thieves book, which you may gift to us on our birthdays. We’re sure it will be gorgeous.
Meanwhile, players are still recovering from the good and the bad the closed beta, which shut down on Wednesday. Eurogamer has a really interesting article up about the joys of captaining your own sloop and simply exploring the world.
“Solo life on the ocean waves is idyllic,” the author writes. “Sails flap, rigging creaks and waves gently splosh, as the sea slowly hypnotises you. One moment it’s an azure paradise, the next a mountainous stormy rage. It’s terrifying and beautiful and stunningly believable, and it is Sea of Thieves’ undeniable star asset.”