Sea Of Thieves Was Almost A Game About Vampires … Or Dinosaurs, Confirms Rare

Sea of Thieves has finally arrived for PC and Xbox One players allowing them to take to the high seas as men and women of fortune. The title is all about that swashbuckling pirate life but a recent interview with Rare indicates that before settling on the scallywag theme, the adventure co-op title was almost something else entirely.

Developer Craig Duncan explained in this interview that development on the title started off with the basic idea of making a co-operative adventure game, but the world in which the player would inhabit was completely unknown while the title was still in concept phase. The team had quite a few ideas of which direction to take the game’s theme and explored multiple options before settling on Pirates.

We had all these different themes, vampires, dinosaurs, you name it. Just imagine everything, because at this point you’re going broad, you’re brainstorming. So you’re going, ‘Here’s our creative vision, which we think this is different to anything else that’s out there—like no one is doing this creative thing—what’s the right theme/wrapper?”

Duncan didn’t quite go into detail as to how far out some of these ideas were, or how they could work in a game setting however he did mention that with the release of ARK: Survival Evolved, he’s glad the team decided not to go with a dinosaur theme. Obviously, a pirate theme was in that mix of ideas and the rest is history.

With the game currently out, its hard to see it being anything other than a pirate adventure but seeing the likes of vampires, aliens, and dinosaurs could have been quite intriguing as well. Let us know your thoughts on their decision to go with pirates over vampires or dinosaurs in the comments section below. Don’t forget to also check out Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.

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