Developer Rare has been releasing developer gameplay videos for their pirate multiplayer game Sea of Thieves for a while now. We shared the first two videos with you earlier this year, and three more have since been released including a new one today.
In the latest video, one group of players encounters another group of players. But instead of having a cannonball fight—as we’ve seen in previous videos and will likely often be the case when the game comes out and people start playing it—they decide to have a friendly ship race. Followed by a not-so-friendly organized battle to the death on an island.
Continue below to watch the videos.
Sea of Thieves is a shared-world adventure game (or “SWAG,” as we’re fond of calling it). It’s a multiplayer game with crew co-operation at its core, and our ambition is to let players be the kind of pirates they want to be. Whether you’d like to hunt for legendary treasures, sail to the furthest island in the distance or hunt down rival crews, our ambition is to build a game that lets you pursue whichever adventure your salty heart desires.
An Epic Multiplayer Adventure:
Crew up and set sail on memorable voyages. Make and break your Pirates Code on a vast, shared sea.
Become A Pirate Legend:
With musket loaded and grog in hand, the freedom of the pirate life awaits. What will your legend be?
A Treacherous Shared World:
Adventure across a vast ocean where every sail on the horizon means a ship filled with real players who may be friends or foes.
Untold Treasures Await:
Form a crew and voyage to treasure-filled islands, face legendary creatures and test your mettle in epic ship battles against other pirates.
Explore A Fantastical World:
Sail across varied seas and hand-crafted islands, battling enemies and unearthing the secrets of those that came before.
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A roving crew of Sea of Thieves team members (some on Xbox One, some on Windows 10 PC) issue a challenge to another crew of players during a cross play Technical Alpha session… but not in the way you might expect!
A quartet of ne’er-do-wells from the Sea of Thieves Engineering team set out in search of treasure marked by four feathers!
A merry band of Xbox folk including Phil Spencer join the Rare development team for some island scouring, skeleton sniping, high seas swordfighting and rival ship scuppering.