Rare released a new behind-the-scenes video of its upcoming shared-world adventure game Sea Of Thieves.
The video stars Design Director Mike Chapman and Software Engineer Topher Winward as they talk about NPCs.
While the technical alpha had the NPCs of the same type looking pretty much the same across the board, in the live game each will have his or her own looks, personality, and backstory.
Interestingly, changes will be made to NPC dialogue after release to reference what is happening in the world at the time, for instance talking about a current live campaign.
Another element of the system is that it can change objects as well. So for instance, you may find a book with a treasure map that will give you a new emergent quest, and the next person that comes along and finds that book, actually won’t find the map, because it has already been taken.
Interestingly, the players will also influence the lore, and their stories will be written in books and documents that will be included in the world for others (or themselves) to find.
You can enjoy it out below. If you want to learn more about the game, you can check out the PC system requirements, some recent data about the closed beta, a trailer for the beta itself, another from the day before, celebrating the inclusion in the game in the Xbox Game Pass, the latest gameplay from the developers, another recent trailer, one more trailer from last month, more gameplay footage recorded by the developers, and one last gameplay trailer. You should also listen to our video interview with Rare Studio Director Craig Duncan.
Sea of Thieves will release for Xbox One and PC on March 20th, 2018.