New Sea of Thieves Update Will Make Cross-Play Optional, Huge PvP Changes Ahead (VIDEO)

Sea of Thieves

Nearly a year after the pirate adventure dropped on PC and Xbox One, Rare LTD.’s Sea of Thieves has seen a resurgence in popularity. Many gamers have been taking to the high seas to explore, conquer, and be more pirate as of late, which has the developers looking for new ways to improve the game.

That said, Rare recently released an update on what they are doing behind the scenes. In the video released, which can be seen below, executive producer Joe Neate discusses a few of the big changes that will be implemented in the near future. One such aspect is the cross-play feature, and how the dev team plans to make it optional. As of now, players are all enjoying the game together, whether they are on PC or Xbox One.

While those on PC won’t see a change, Xbox One players will be able to choose if they wish to be dropped into servers with those equipped with a mouse and keyboard. This will mostly be geared towards those looking for some PvP action. However, mouse and keyboard support is coming to Sea of Thieves soon for the Xbox One pirates, who will then be automatically put in the cross-play servers if they are using the peripherals.

This cross-play option will be arriving before Arena, the upcoming competitive PvP mode, makes landfall later this year. Neate also touches on some of the combat improvements that are on the way in next week’s update. Rare will be looking to make combat “more fluid, less clunky,” and how they can ensure “each weapon has a really clearly defined role.” The specifics for this update will arrive just before the changes themselves do on February 6th.

Sea of Thieves is currently available on PC and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Have you been returning to your life as a pirate in Sea of Thieves as of late? Are the developers turning this ship around? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett1707 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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