Xbox has mentioned that the release of the Xbox One X means there's a chance players could eventually see console support for Microsoft's mixed reality headsets already running on PCs. That update will introduce microtransactions to the game.
Sea of Thieves will get its first major update three months after its release and that's when microtransactions will be added to it along with new content. The game is described as being an open-world, first-person, massive multiplayer online RPG, where players are free to explore, find treasure, amass huge battlefleets, and, of course, conduct raids. But what we want them to do is add to what we think is really fun and special about Sea of Thieves, which is the fun, social, amusing side of the game, because I think that's our special sauce. In addition to that, Rare has released the system requirements people will need to run their game and, odds are, even the worse of machines can probably run it. For an in-depth look at "Sea of Thieves'" PC specs and how the game has been built from the ground up for Windows 10. The people who love our game, have been playing it for ages, and are happy to spend money on things that they love and the hobby that they enjoy - what feels right for our game? Do you plan on getting Sea of Thieves or will you be walking the plank? There are no loot boxes in Sea of Thieves. It's about adding to the fun and social nature.
"It's always an interesting topic, but ultimately I have to look at the reality of running a game-as-service as a business".
"I fundamentally want to fire animals out of cannons because it will be very amusing".
The randomly-generated pirates come in all shapes and sizes, but if you're not pleased with the selection you can pick eight more.
One of the reasons Rare didn't just want to have a typical character creator is actually gameplay-related. Again, it's completely optional. The mission statement is that microtransaction items have "emotional value, not mechanical value". But based on everything we learned today, it sounds like Rare's pirate sandbox could have a long life ahead of it post-launch. Do you think that games should add in service models after launch or no?