The Sea of Thieves Anniversary replace, which basically added a brand new lore-based collection of quests, fishing, and the PvP-focused Area mode, has attracted 2 million avid gamers because it launched on the finish of April, and a complete of eight.four million have performed Sea of Thieves because it introduced in 2018.
No longer everybody enjoying has purchased Sea of Thieves, thoughts you, as it is been to be had on Xbox Recreation Cross from the beginning. However persons are enjoying it, and I believe that just right information. Sea of Thieves has elementary issues—one of the crucial ones I discuss in my evaluation nonetheless follow after a 12 months of updates—however I in reality love it with the intention to casually stand up to nonsense with my coworkers, and I wish to see extra giant updates.
“In numerous techniques, as a carrier, we’re handiest simply starting,” stated govt manufacturer Joe Neate all through GameSpot’s E3 livestream. He and design director Mike Chapman additionally mentioned how they plan so as to add extra regularity to their replace plans in order that avid gamers know when to come back again, in addition to to make the replace tempo extra sustainable for the workforce going ahead.
“Now we have been going at a tempo that is not sustainable,” stated Neate, “and the workforce has finished a fantastic task, however those are the 2 pillars of our plans going ahead: It is cadence and regularity for the avid gamers, however additionally it is making it so that there is flexibility within the plan as to when some issues land.
“So long as stuff is all the time going out to avid gamers and we’ve got were given the regularity, it’s not relevant as a lot when the larger, riskier issues land from a construction viewpoint. We give ourselves that point. In order that’s our dedication to our avid gamers and our dedication to our workforce, as a result of we need to do each.”
Neate additionally stated that pets had been at the start going to come back within the Anniversary Replace, however that they “did not somewhat succeed in the bar” Uncommon set for high quality.
“We would like them to really feel like they are a part of Sea of Thieves,” stated Chapman, because of this they must have “social price” for the workforce. Pets will not be some distance off, then. (No rush, after all.)