Today Rare released a brand new gameplay of its upcoming shared world adventure game Sea of Thieves.
The video shows a team of developers at Rare, some playing on Xbox and some on PC in the cross-play technical alpha, as they challenge another crew to a friendly race on the waves of the game’s ocean.
It looks absolutely spectacular, and it’s interesting to see how the crews work together to steer the ship and angle the sails just right to fully take advantage of the changing wind.
Afterwards, they organize a group battle on an island, in some form of funny pirate Olympics, showing just the potential of in gameplay diversity offered by the interaction among players in the game.
As a bonus, the video is in shiny 4k, making the gorgeous painterly visuals of the game stand out even more.
You can check out the video below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy a batch of recent screenshots, a video in which the developers talk about the Windows 10 version, another featuring the improvements recently made to gunplay, one more with some more 4K gameplay, one showcasing riddle quests, one about shipwrecks, one about storms, the gameplay trailer presented at E3, and a second large batch of screenshots and artwork. Of course, you should also not forget to read our recent hands-on preview.
Sea of Thieves will launch in early 2018 for Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC. It was initially supposed to release in 2017, but Rare and Microsoft decided to give the development team a bit longer to cook and season the game properly.