Sea of Thieves Gets Trailer on Why it’s Great to Watch; Shows Early Gameplay and Jokes on Downgrades

Rare releases another of its series of Sea of Thieves trailer, focusing on how the game is great to watch as much as to play, and showing some super-early prototype gameplay.

on July 27, 2017 12:30 PM

Today Rare released another trailer for its upcoming Shared World Adventure Game Sea of Thieves.

The video is narrated by Executive Producer Joe Neate and Creative Director Gregg Mayles, explaining how the game was made to be a very “watchable” and “sharable” experience.

We also hear how the game was pitched to the Xbox Leadership team, including Phil Spencer and Kudo Tsunoda. Funnily, we actually get to see that prototype that Spencer and friends were made to play, and boy the game has gone a long way. The video actually throws in a bit of an inside joke, stressing that said footage is “not a visual downgrade” so keep that in mind, in case you can’t guess it on your own.

Despite the visuals from two generations ago, they certainly look like they were having a great time.

Then we see how the game had progressed at the time of E3 2016. That show sparked a lot of interest among content and video creators.

Finally we get to the latest E3 in June, and things really start to look good. Players are eager to be able to stream and show the game on YouTube, but that’s a very important step for Rare, so they’re waiting. If allow it too early, it might cause frustration among those who aren’t in the technical alpha.

You can check out the video below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy one on riddle questsone about shipwrecks, one about storms the gameplay trailer showcased at E3, a large batch of screenshots and art, and read our most recent hands-on preview.

Sea of Thieves will launch in early 2018 for Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC.

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