Ushered into the daylight at E3 2015 and then bundled quickly back below decks so that work could resume with a vengeance, Sea of Thieves has had a full year to provoke speculation and anticipation. Now, with E3 2016 bearing down on us like a ship full of fellow raiders in an unscheduled steering incident, it’s time for some of your rampant questions to be answered and all-new ones to be raised.
We’re on stage for the big Xbox briefing and on the show floor for the first global hands-on Sea of Thieves experience. Players will be submerging themselves in the latest in a long line of gorgeous Rare game worlds, and discovering the massive variety of ways to behave – and endearingly misbehave – within it.
For everyone who couldn’t make it out to the west coast for some E3 time with Sea of Thieves, there’s still no shortage of spectacle to take in. We’ve put together two new trailers for the occasion, the first giving you a cinematic moment-in-time snapshot of some of the in-game possibilities, set to the strains of a reworked high seas classic:
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Rare showed new video from their upcoming Sea of Thieves during this year’s E3. It is a promising title with a potential to redefine the idea of fun in co-op. Here’s what Rare has to say about the game.
Freedom to forge your own path through Sea of Thieves is paramount. Hunt for a fabled hoard, romp across undiscovered islands, rise up against rival crews, carve out lasting legends… or just crowd around a table below decks getting ruined on grog and playing musical instruments badly. All viable pirate life choices, all open to you as your crew navigates wide open seas shared with friends and foes.
Those other rough-looking sorts you pass on the tides, bawling from the crow’s nest or frantically priming their cannons? They’re all other players making their own spur-of-the-moment decisions. Will you spend time together sharing stories of krakens and secret coves, or send those shifty-eyed lads and lasses straight to the bottom of the sea? Every pirate’s got to do it at least once. Not that we’re condoning such uncouth behaviour, but it’s a cutthroat world out there.
Our second E3 2016 trailer follows up on the Sea of Thieves promise with a dose of gameplay reality, bringing together our Play It First contest winners and superfans in live play sessions recorded at Rare HQ prior to E3. These are the highlights from their own seafaring stories brought to life on that day:
Sea of Thieves is locked on course to launch on Xbox One and Windows 10.