Rare's Joe Neate revealed that people watching the Sea of Thieves beta being played has driven pre-orders in that period, enticing new customers into getting into the game.
Nice it does look promising :)
It does. I've go e from mildly interested to counting down the days since watching the various twitch streams. Looks like a game anyone can have fun with, but who the commited can really master without paying to upgrade ships etc. Should make for a fair playing field
Watching some of the influencers play this on Twitch has gotten my interest. I'll have to check it out when it launches on the game pass program!
There will be an open beta in the next couple of weeks I would expect
I believe it's just scale tests from now on.
Another beta? The game comes out in three weeks
What do you like about the game the most?
Are you asking because the game also interests you or are you just wanting to counter anything he throws at you? personally I love the art style/setting and I also love the social aspect of it. It's going to be very fun with friends.
This may sound strange but i find just sailing from one location to another is fun in itself. the core mechanics are so good. interesting to see what they add in future updates, they have already strongly hinted at fishing
i bought 2 copies and i already have game pass
why would you need to buy two copies?
One for me, one for my sister. I had already pre-ordered them with gift card before getting* game pass.
Ahh, I see.
Maybe he's gifting it to a friend?
@alexious: was only asking, not attacking.
I have an xbox X and S at home, do I need 2 copies of sea of thieves to play with my kids if we're all on the same network? I was just going to use gamepass.
I believe the game is tied to your account, so if your account is on both consoles, you will probably just need the one copy - my understanding is that everyone has access to any of the games on the console even if they weren't the one who purchased the game?
Can they play online game at the same time?
Actually, You don’t need to buy two versions. Just put both live accounts under your family plan and every digital game you buy will work on both systems. So technically you only need to purchase one version. I play Minecraft with my son doing the same thing.
whichever console is set as your home console can play any game you buy and share your xbox live with their own accounts. Any other console out there you sign into will act the same way. But you have to be signed in. I buy digital only and play with my kid all the time. And if it’s play anywhere my older kid that PC games can also play at the same time.
Pre ordered already...my X and Surface Pro await it's arrival
Which generation of Surface do you own?
SP2, but ill be getting a 2018 model this year...i7quad core, 16GB of ram, Iris Plus 640 most likely...
Pre ordered 4 copies for everyone to play. My xbox one x is ready. It's a pirate life for me march 20th
It's hilarious to watch, so I think it will do well on Twitch. I had a friend who had never played it and got in on the beta this past weekend and after an hour said he's getting the Game Pass just to play it.
It's got a different enough feel from other games out there that it should do pretty good. I'm really excited to try it out.
My brother and I played the the Scale Beta this weekend, and it was eh... We were hoping to find others out in the world, and it was just the two of us for 2 hours. It's great to see exclusives coming out (apparently they're as important as listing your height on a dating app), but I think I'll be passing on this one.
fair point, you could try it on game pass it would only be $5 each if you game share with your brother
I tried scale test. Game felt like a good looking box with nothing inside. I'll give it a second try in the hope more players make areas more populated.
It works both ways. Either shine like a star or be exposed a fraud. Part of the reason why certain companies that make shit games still don't allow them to be streamed.
I'll get game pass when it comes out to try it. It looks fun.
It says a lot about the game, when even in its current simple test phase build, the game is so fun to play with mates and watching others play it too..... Even the PvE only carebears and no content crybabies can't sink the Sea Of Thieves ship.
my and my friends are probably gonna do the free trial + 1 month of gamepass for this. gamepass is really good for the users but i kind of fear for rare. a lot people will probably do what i am doing and they are only gonna get like 10$ per person (which most will go straight to MS instead of rare) so how are they gonna profit like that?
Well Microsoft own rare soooo.... Microsoft will get all the profits from game pass. Which they will use to fund their studios, and pay the staff.
well sure but rare ain't gonna get the full 10$, they'll probably get like 2$ per person max, lets say that devs get 30$ of their games through a full purchase, that means RARE would need to get 15 times more people than they needed before just to get the same profits. i'm not sure if that is so profitable for them...
Why would they get anything? Game pass profits will go directly to Microsoft Game Studios. As will physical sales profits. Developmental costs associated with game development from Rare, 343, Turn 10 etc etc will be funded by Microsoft Game Studios. You are speaking like they are a 3rd party developer. They dont need to make a profit. As long as it is profitable for Microsoft Game Studios (which it will be) they will continue to be funded.
Even if you do nothing, xbox fanboys will buy this game because there is nothing else to buy.
should sell well then
Yup it would sell well on xbox one, but for pc gamers there are a lot of games to choose from they can easily ignore this title unlike xbox gamers.
quantity of games available, doesn't result in people ignoring a game. A poor game is what does that. It will sell well on both platforms.
Be pretty awkward if it didn't. Like, would you expect pre-order figures to go down? More exposure is likely to equate to more preorders, I don't think I've ever seen preorder nubmers to drop for any game. They either see enough to indicate a healthy ROI, or they don't, but they always increase. So that's a pretty meaningless statement.
battlefront 2 waves at your comment
Battlefront 2 saw people cancelling their preorders, but no net loss in preorder totals was reported. The beta still grew preorders overall.
keep telling yourself that. Pre-orders for battlefront 2 nose-dived. I was referring to "I don't think I've ever seen preorder nubmers to drop for any game" When clearly they have, as you have re-iterated in your reply "Battlefront 2 saw people cancelling their preorders" People cancelling pre-orders, means numbers go down, which reflected at launch for the game, contradicting your initial statement
Awesome, this is Rare who we are talking about after all.
seems like an interesting game, but it will be hard to put monster hunter world down.
Since everyone in here preordered 2-4 copies I went ahead and preordered 8. For my desktop, laptop, an old tablet bought only for ecu adjustments for my fully built turbo ej8, for my 1st gen moto x but who cares if it doesn't play on that, and then 1 for sister and her laptop and 3 for backups.
If you have an Xbox then I don’t see why you wouldn’t buy this game. It’s the first Xbox game in like 3 years. That’s the only reason I’m buying it lol.
"first xbox game in 3 years" lmao, ok then sunshine
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