Sea of Thieves, Microsoft’s shared-world Pirate game coming to Xbox One and Windows 10, grabs you the minute you sit down to play the game. Rare’s game exudes what everyone loved about the studio’s previous projects, such as Banjo-Kazooie and Viva Pinata. Sea of Thieves is the Rare game people have been waiting for since the studio was essentially relegated to Kinect games.
After its debut last year at E3, Sea of Thieves has been intriguing in the sense that it seems to offer total player freedom. And in a way, the demo at the Xbox Media Showcase last night at E3 2016 gave that idea. There was nothing forcing each person to hop onto their pirate ship, set sail and engage the other vessels. While some were content to drink and play pirate songs, nothing forced us to do anything. There were just islands, jungles and a massive ship in anchor.