Sea Of Thieves will be coming out in 2018 and it seems that developer Rare intends to attract as many gamers as possible, even those with a potato PC as Sea of Thieves on PC will have the option to run the game at 540p and 15 FPS.
The studio has confirmed that they are “trying to go as low as possible” in terms of system specs, those with the potato PC will be able to play Sea Of Thieves. According to executive producer Joe Neat, the studio has an idea about the minimum specs but, can’t reveal them now.
We have an idea of what the minimum specs are but aren’t quite ready to reveal them. We’ve actually been inviting people below our current plan for minimum specs into the technical alpha so we can test a number things on the performance side. This game looks so great regardless of the device you’re playing on. Of course it’s gonna look great in 4K, 60fps but it also looks great at minimum spec because the art style is purposefully timeless.
According to PC design lead Ted Timmins, “We’ve actually added a 540p mode, so you can go below HD. We’ve also added a 15 fps framerate lock because when we were talking to the community some people were like: I’m actually happy playing 15 frames per second. We were like: that’s actually really cool, we should support that. And to them go to them and say, oh, we’ve added that mode for you—it’s below our Rare certified min spec, but if you’re enjoying the game, why should we as developers knock you for that?”
Microsoft is yet to announce the release date for the game, but Xbox head has praised Rare for its efforts on the game and considers it a multi-year journey.
Sea Of Thieves is an action-adventure MMO in development at Rare and will launch in 2018 exclusively for PC and Xbox One.