Rare’s Sea of Thieves received a new gameplay trailer at Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference, highlighting the game’s promising interactive gameplay on the high seas.
Going past the epic soundtrack to the main trailer, Rare went ahead to demonstrate just how deep the game’s mechanics go when it comes to playing online with friends. Two teams of players were pitted against each other, all of whom had never played the game before. It was interesting to see each go about the ship, coming together to hoist the sails, steer the ship, scout for danger and position the main cannons.
“What you’ve just seen represents the breadth of our pirate world,” said Rare’s Craig Duncan. He made it clear that Sea of Thieves is an incredibly accessible game, and players will be easily able to find their way through to the arts of pirating on the high seas.
Sea of Thieves is still without a release date. However, Rare did confirm it to be part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere program, featuring both cross-play and cross-buy functionality between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. According to the new initiative from the company, players have to only purchase a game on one platform, to be able to play for free on the other. You shouldn’t worry about keep track of your achievements and progression since the system does it regardless of the platform.