Rare wants to continue expanding on its sea-faring adventure with more post-launch content.
They are doing the right thing. The canvas opens up for great moment. Only thing was that the initial number of exclusives was too little. But the game has fantastic possibilities
I was thinking on jumping back into the game again. My friends told me it's a lot better with so the new content they have added.
The megalodon and the new haunted ship battles are sooooo fun. I definitely say give the game another shot.
Game looked barren and boring when I saw gameplay
Says the guy who never played it.
I havent why would I
Just keep the content coming.
Why do people downvote you for wanting more contents? I don’t understand this place sometimes.
People are not buying Rare’s BS. That’s why. Let’s try to maskerade the barebone state of the game and its launch by reminding everyone it’s been “a success” every week
It's easy to understand. People don't like Microsoft. So if someone posts anything on a Microsoft related article, even if it's slightly pro Microsoft, they down vote them. I'm guessing the haters don't want content coming for the game, the game would then die and the haters could then say "told you it would fail"
Ignore them, we enjoy this game and nothing will change that.
You must be new to N4g. This site is where gaming goes to die.
On n4g fanboys from PS4 camp downvote Xbox article, fanboys from Xbox camp downvote PS4 articles. Can't tell if it's like a rule here or something but that's just how it works here. The only difference is the ratio of these people. Last gen it was pro Xbox, this gen it's pro playstation. You'll get used to it.
@AspiringProGenji People are not buying your BS.
@ Aspiring Pro Genji "maskerade", lol. Rare is not masquerading anything. They would not have added a fourth development team to support the game if it wasn't doing well. After all, they already planned six DLC before the years' end. Let's not remind everybody of what the game was at launch because it'll never be played that way by anyone ever again, and since the game is constantly evolving we can expect nothing but more to do as things move on. This is even more true now that Rare has made an even greater commitment to support it post launch. Nobody who picks up Drive Club today plays it and says, "This game is great, but I wish this game didn't suck when it launched!" so get over it already and move on.
It's sad that of all the great Rare games THIS is the huge success...something lacking, repetitive and barebones. What an age we live in. Even Grabbed by the Ghoulies was a better and fuller game then this.
Yep, Rare has become a shadow of their former self
Have you tried it since the updates have rolled out? Btw genuine question, I plan to try it eventually but want to ensure the content is updated enough. So just curious if you have tried the updates and still dislike it?
It's still acceptable for someone to have played it at launch and never want to play it again despite updates. I know I wont ever go back to it
@ monkey. Yes I agree. I just wanted to know if the updates made any difference on his opinion. If he tried it since the updates and still hated it then it would paint a different picture than if he hadn't ( which is fine).
At least with the Game Pass it's not an expensive effort though. You could try it out any time and not really waste any money. I personally found the charm wore off after a couple of hours and there just wasn't enough to the game mechanics themselves not just the content. That's why I've lost all interest.
I did some babysitting over the course of a weekend for my 3 nephew and neices and was like oh shit i'll try SoT while I'm here 😊 Sadly after about 6hrs of trying on Friday and Saturday night I gave up trying to find people with mics or wanted to play the game instead of just constantly playing instruments In my face the whole time. I watched a good few hrs of YouTube videos of the game and thought it looked fun which I believe it is with real friends but if your looking at playing this solo or with random online xbox owners then I'm sorry its gonna be shite with the experiences I had anyway.
This is how they get away with things. This is a massive success to them, so the next thing to beat it only has to do a little.
Well...it won't be their first huge success. But its a different time where huge success requires much bigger numbers than it did 20 odd years ago.
Shadow of a former selves 😢
I find it very hard to believe.
They are going to continue to try to fill their empty game. So BRAVE!
Sounds good. Maybe wake you up some, after you lose even more money on this turd. Rare is nothing more than a name. All the talent and soul involved with it, has long since left. Just like many other studios. Namely, BioWare.
how delusional it‘s embarrassing
DriveClub was awful at launch yet it got turned around. Doesn't seem like Sea of Thieves had near the same issues so it shouldn't be too hard to make it the game everyone wants.
One of the biggest success stories of this generation.
Only on xbox lol.
It is still missing a lot of content, and the game is not even close to a great pirate game. But can it be a fun game? You can have some fun in the game, but how long will that last? The game is still lacking a variety of enemies.
How long will it last? Considering a new DLC drops every 6-8 weeks for the foreseeable future it'll last a long time. DLC adds to the lack variety you cite as the reason the game won't last.
Screw player numbers. Player numbers aren't constant. How many copies sold, Rare?
I'm interested in your final question. How many copies actually sold..? It was the first 'big' release for the new 'first party games head to game pass' manifest. I had it on pre-order, played the beta and didn't like it. Downloaded it on game pass but not yet touched it; and fear I never will with the imminent October/November releases across PS and XB...
Game Pass tends to muddy the matter of success. Since Game Pass itself is a form of revenue, if people are playing this game through game pass, and keep their game pass sub to keep playing this game, then it can still be counted towards the "success" of this game. What becomes difficult to ascertain though is if this game is a driving reason behind people keeping their subs, because Game Pass offers up quite a lot of other content and value beyond this game, both now, and likely in the future. it's not like a WOW, where the subs indicate that the game is still doing well. In general, in this case at least, if the game maintains high player counts, as in actual number of people that play each month(or whatever), then it can be considered a success by most measurable factors. However, since the only long term revenue stream for this game resides in Game Pass, it again gets muddy, as we don't know how many of those individual players are GP subscribers, or owners of the actual game.
Sad. This game was designed to make you spend money on DLC and people sit there defending that crap. Even praising a game like this.
Spend money on DLC? What DLC? All of the DLC has been free, plus there's no microtransactions, so what money do you think people are spending?
Just shows that they dont know anything.
And I have two dowwnvotes, pretty much proves many people's assumptions that there are certain people on this website that just down vote everything Mictosoft/Sony/Nintendo because they are fanboys.
They changed their plans after the mass outcry.
They would like You to spend money on their game if it were a massive success after the Backlash they changed there plans!
If you think future dlc will remain free, i feel bad for you. Youll be getting all this free stuff, get hooked on playing it, then something cool will be released you gotta pay for. It really doesnt matter to me tho. To each their own if they wanna pretend this game is good. The backlash is the only reason anything even is free
To all those saying "Microsoft would have raped you with DLC and loot crates if bit were not for the backlash of the reviews showing it had no content" Once again you're wrong (surprise sutprise) Turns out in an interview roughly a month before release, Rare said "No loot crates and all DLC to be free" They mentioned microtransactions, but only for stuff that makes no difference, ie pets etc. https://m.windowscentral.co... If you fanboys are gonna hate on a game, at least fact check before you mouth off.
There hasn't been a single paid DLC in the game yet, and every single update announced, which are coming for the next year, are all going to be free.
All DLC has been free. I don't even own an Xbox but you guys are not even factual. I'm defending the fact you are talking out your pirate booty hole.
They won't listen to reason, they're just here to talk trash because even though they're smart enough to know better they choose to start ignorant arguments instead.
We know you wanna pretend theyre doing this for you guys because they care but the truth of the matter is its free because of the backlash. You know it, i know it, & everyone else does too. Microsoft was going to rape every one of you guys who bought this game if nobody said anything about its bare bones content. With that mentality, they will eventually succeed in creating something to nickel and dime their customers.
Lol you have upvotes for saying something beyond stupid. 😂 smh I pity the fool.
You' would think that we would be more knowledgeable & informed gamers here, but clearly not in this instance. How can it be that it was supposedly designed to make people spend money on dlc ey cetera when it"s getting absolutely FREE updates & has NO microtransactions (at least to this day) for people to even think about spending money on? I think that you got it all wrong there bud. As what's TRULY said is that you're chastising & trying to call people out about your own misinformation on the game about things that they're not even doing. Hell things that they're not even capable of doing...because they can't....because again, the option's not even there for them to do so. I have seen your posts quite a bit before. Come on, you're better than that brother.
So if you want to pay for free dlc that's your problem but maybe you should understand everything about what the term Free dlc means before you start making comments about it
Cursed Sails is amazing. The huge battles with 8 ships fighting at the same time are epic.
Agreed, really fun time fighting the AI ships. Looking forward to forsaken shores as well. Fishing, the rowboat, and a whole new area will be a great addition.
This game is really fun to play.
"Massive Success" Is there any real, substantial market data to backup this statement? When you use "massive success" you think in games like God of War, GTA5 and Fortnite. All those games "success" can be validated with their critical reception, review scores and sales.
"massive success"? Lol, guess the bar wasn't very high? I can't believe people are still making excuses for this unfinished, joke of a game.
Well making "excuses" should be pretty believable considering the way people defend sf5 still & nms the way they did for quite some time on this very site. Hell, we defend locked accounts, lack of crossplay, BC and all sorts of straight up anti gamer/consumer tactics being applied around these parts. So what you're talking about is not even a blip on the radar of the WTF stuff people will make excuses or defend around here my friend lol.
@ OG Downplay much? It is defending. Just look at all the "manufactured outrage" there is in this thread by all the PS fanboys on this site.
@ OG https://www.gameinformer.co... How much do you not care now? #thedownplayisreal
Why are they lieing about a game that no one is talking about wtf
yea well do what you want because you pretty much devastated your credibility and nothing you do from this point forward will exist without intense scrutiny from any smart consumers ...
Massive success? I think we have different definitions of that.
I haven't heard anyone talk about this game for months, not even on the internet until now with this post. I was wondering if it had anything to do with xbox owners having NMS now. Im not sure what else there is out there to play now.
This is why n4g mesage boards are a joke to any serious gamer.... No one reads the articles and just posts out of bias... what a joke...
OgGaming273m ago Not caring about crossplay or BC isn't defending, its not caring, no matter how much manufactured outrages is created over it. Riiiiight sure thing pal. Sho you riiight! Well then I guess folks could just not care about the manufactured angst, out right WRONG accusations, faux concern & outrage from folks in this very thread that people are whining about as well bud. Great how it all works out! Edit: Oh, I see. I apologize for even the dressing you back now. As looking at even one of your prior posts we can see that maybe you shouldn't be taken too seriously. As you seem to be one of "them". Lol
I see like three things wrong with that statement. Of course its gamingbolt so its probably a troll article.
The question I have to ask is WHY has this game been a "massive success?" It didn't even have that fun-for-three-weeks phase for me that games like Destiny can have. I was bored at the onset, so I just don't get it. It's not very encouraging either, that THIS is their massive success.