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Losing players is the best thing to happen to Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves never needed fair-weather fans or hype - it just needed a core community.

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crazyCoconuts215d ago

Didn't help Lawbreakers none...

Godmars290215d ago

That didn't have MS behind it, wanting to make it a massive IP.

Sciurus_vulgaris215d ago

CliffyB wanted to make Lawbreakers into a " Billion Dollar Franchise".

Godmars290215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

And he lacked the creative ability to make it sustainable much less a great success to an audience drowning in online MP shooters. Much like MS, who at least have the money to prop up their efforts longer.

TheCommentator214d ago (Edited 214d ago )

Also:

-Lawbreakers was competing with games like Fortnite and PUBG. SoT has no competition.
-I can't find any metrics in the article which show evidence of "losing players", or even when I looked online.

To me, people watching the game on Twitch isn't a solid metric for player counts declining on this game. It assumes too much. Anyone interested now knows what to expect from watching the Beta, and can rent it for $10 via Game Pass if they want to see how it is. Why would they watch it at this rate?
If, however, Twitch/Mixer is considered a "valid metric" for player counts to some people, I wonder how many people will watch SoT again when the first DLC comes out? If viewers begin watching again, it can be assumed that people will remain interested as new content comes out. If counts stay low, however, it suggests that the DLC won't help the franchise recover from releasing early and in an unfinished state.

It's just a waiting game at this point.

Kingthrash360215d ago

Everything gets spun nowdays

Eonjay214d ago (Edited 214d ago )

Right, as usual, what these type will do is blame gamers. It was gamers that made this game bad and now that the 'right' gamers are left this game can shine. Utter bullshit from Microsoft's asshole lickers.

PhoenixUp215d ago

It’s the best thing to happen for Rare because hopefully it discourages them from making another game like it

Godmars290215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

Rare will likely be closed down before they're allowed to be creatively free. Phil need to show that he understands what MS have been making for the past few years. If not from the inception of the division, if it still is one.

Sciurus_vulgaris214d ago

Actually, Microsoft has allowed Rare a lot of creative of created freedom. ( http://www.purexbox.com/new... If anything MS should have more strictly regulated the studio. Rare started up numerous projects with making valuable progress on them. For example when Rare presented Perfect Dark Core to MS after working on the title for a year, only one level was completed and Joanna Dark didn't even have a proper character model.

PhoenixUp214d ago

Rare makes Xbox avatars among other things. Microsoft ain’t gonna shut them down when they still see some value in them

AspiringProGenji215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

The standards on Xbox keep dropping steadily. It has already gone below my ex's when she wants money

Steveoreno1214d ago

Xbot yells "SUPER SPIN ATTACK" lol

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