Rare’s Sea of Thieves Gets Details on PC Features in New Video; Windows 10 Alpha Coming

Rare talks about the Windows 10 version of Sea of Thieves in a new video.

on May 18, 2017 3:18 PM

Today Rare released a brand new video of its upcoming shared world adventure game Sea of Thieves, focusing on the Windows 10 version of the game.

We learn from PC Design Lead Ted Timmins that the game will finally receive a PC technical alpha this Saturday.

The PC version of the game is being tested in-house and at Shield, Microsoft’s compatibility testing lab in Seattle, since stability and performance are crucial to Rare as a studio.

The team is currently hard at work on the video settings, and while the technical alpha will focus heavily on the settings auto-detect functionality. Custom video settings will be layered in during the next few weeks.

A Field of View slider is already working internally, and all PC features will be be built with community feedback in mind.

The PC version has complete parity with the Xbox One version in terms of game content, and things like keyboard remapping will be coming in the future.

The team is also working on cross-platform gameplay, and they have already secretly jumped into Xbox One testing sessions while on PC, running at 4K and 60 FPS.

You can check out the video below, and if you want to see more, you can watch Xbox Division head Phil Spencer having fun with the game.

Sea of Thieves will be released this year for Xbox One and Windows 10.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.