Sea of Thieves Looks Spectacular in New 4K Gameplay: Galleon Race and Xbox One/PC Cross-Play

A new video of Sea of Thieves for Xbox One and PC shows how you can simply decide to bet your treasures on a friendly boat race.

on August 31, 2017 2:54 PM

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 gameplayone showcasing riddle questsone 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.

 /  Executive News Editor
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.