Uncommon has turned the profitable launch of Sea of Thieves into an lively post-launch, releasing its first main content material replace The Hungering Deep and beginning up its biweekly Bilge Rat Adventures. However Uncommon’s eyes are already trying ahead, each in the direction of the 5 content material updates remaining in 2018 and past.
In an interview with Recreation Informer, Uncommon design director Mike Chapman was requested straight about whether or not Sea of Thieves may characteristic a Battle Royale mode. The concept is nice on paper since Sea of Thieves‘ combination of land and sea looting and PvP lends itself very effectively to competitors and survival. However Uncommon has by no means been a studio to comply with in one other’s footsteps.
Chapman’s response begins noncommittally, however constructively. He describes how Uncommon’s construction – 4 particular person groups every engaged on totally different updates – permits the corporate to launch content material into Sea of Thieves routinely. He goes on to say how there are already 5 extra content material updates deliberate for 2018, implying that there’s no room for divergence this 12 months. 2019, nonetheless, is one other matter totally.
After offering context relating to the continued improvement of Sea of Thieves, Chapman additional elaborated on the concept of a Battle Royale in Sea of Thieves. He begins by offering an instance of how Uncommon’s precedence is to verify the whole lot put into Sea of Thieves is made with a novel Uncommon outlook:
“I feel there are such a lot of examples of content material within the sport the place we’re like, we at all times speak in regards to the dying mechanics and we turned it into the ghost ship. We put a Sea of Thieves spin on a well-recognized mechanic with new and fascinating takes. We see the battle royale factor, however I feel there will probably be alternatives to try this type of factor in another way. It’s fascinating the place you’ll be able to take PvP within the sport, however we’d wish to put a novel Sea of Thieves spin on it and do one thing utterly shocking.”
The conclusion Chapman in the end reaches is that he and the workforce at Uncommon are pleased with what Sea of Thieves is and the explanations that it’s profitable. Uncommon’s plan for the longer term is to construct on that success, not attempt to create and totally different type of success. But a significant a part of Sea of Thieves‘ success is listening to its neighborhood, so if the gamers are saying that Battle Royale-inspired content material can be unimaginable in Sea of Thieves then perhaps it’s price contemplating. However Uncommon has no plans to easily recreate a Battle Royale mode utilizing Sea of Thieves mechanics in the meanwhile.
For now, gamers can sit up for seeing simply what Uncommon has deliberate for Sea of Thieves by way of the a number of content material releases remaining in 2018. And if a aggressive multiplayer mode like a Battle Royale is one thing Sea of Thieves followers actually wish to see, then preserve asking. Uncommon’s clearly all for what followers are all for seeing come subsequent.
Sea of Thieves is obtainable now on PC and Xbox One.
Supply: Recreation Informer