×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

More Story, Lore Coming to ‘Sea of Thieves’ With New Quest System

Rare is working on a new quest system, along with more story and lore, for its pirate-themed online game “Sea of Thieves,” creative director Joe Neate told Game Reactor in a recent interview.

Sea of Thieves” didn’t have much narrative when it first launched in March, and its quests were largely of the “fetch” or “kill” variety. While the game’s open world appealed to certain players, Neate admitted it underserved those looking for a more guided experience.

Rare has released a number of free updates since launch, adding some lore and story-driven questlines, and Neate said the team is creating even more for 2019. It’s also working on an improved quest system for all of that new narrative. The team originally planned to make it the game’s fourth update, Neate said, but it’s been pushed back “because we wanted to add and grow.”

“We saw the potential in it and we wanted to really, fully do it justice,” he said. “So yeah, there’s a team working on that, has been for quite a while, will be for a little while more, but I think when we bring that into the game it’s gonna appeal to those people that want that crafted lore, want that adventure, want that story, and also maybe appealing to single players as well.”

Meanwhile, Rare is currently working on “Sea of Thieves'” fifth free expansion, a competitive game mode called The Arena. The update will also introduce a tavern area and a new trading company.

More Gaming

  • ASUS Announces Refreshed Versions Of ROG

    ASUS Refreshed ROG Gaming Laptops Include Tablet-Like 'Mothership'

    ASUS announced refreshed versions of the pieces in its ROG Gaming laptop lineup, with a “top-to-bottom” update of the entire collection. The collection combines all-new models with “refreshed” systems to offer balance needed by gamers, content creators, and other users with traditional laptop form factors and high performance. There are faster displays, better cooling, NVIDIA [...]

  • Nvidia Turing Family of GPUs Starts

    Nvidia's Latest is a $149, 75 Watt Geforce GTX 1650

    Nvidia launched its latest (and best priced) in its Turing family of graphics processing units with the Geforce GTX 1650 released Tuesday, according to the official Nvidia blog. The GeForce GTX 1650 allows players to get acquainted with the Turing series of GPUs at a friendlier price point than was previously available, priced at $149. [...]

  • Latest Update Makes 'Sekiro' Easier

    Latest Update Makes 'Sekiro' Easier

    The latest update for “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” makes the game easier, along with providing bug and stability fixes, FromSoftware revealed via the official Japanese website for the game. The update, which rolled out Monday in the US, makes several “improvements to strategic approaches,” including adjusted effectiveness of various tools, like the Lazulite Sacred Flame [...]

  • Why Video Game Industry Pushes Cloud-Based

    Why Video Game Industry Pushes Cloud-Based Gaming

    Playing video games used to be simple. You bought, borrowed, or rented a cartridge, gave it a good blow to “get the dust out”, and popped it in your system. The advent of connected consoles, growth of digital distribution, and departure from physical media have muddied the waters. You can play games in more ways [...]

  • Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg Streaming 'Mortal Kombat 11' Tournament Right Now

    Snoop Dogg is streaming a “Mortal Kombat 11” tournament right now, starting at 4 p.m. PDT on Twitch NOW and Mixer, facing off against 21 Savage, and other guests. The American rapper is streaming the event under the title “Snoop Dogg’s Gangsta Gaming League,” just a day ahead of the world release of “Mortal Kombat [...]

  • AT&T & Turner Invite 'Captain Planet'

    AT&T & Turner Invite 'Captain Planet' Mobile Game Players To Restore Trees

    AT&T and Turner invite Planeteers to download “Captain Planet: Gaia Guardians” to help save the environment. In celebration of Earth Day 2019, the companies are joining together to help Captain Planet restore the trees on the in-game Hope Island as part of the “Hope Island Recovery Challenge.” For every tree restored in-game between Earth Day [...]

  • China to Introduce New Game Approval

    China Introduces New Game Approval Process This Month

    China’s newly formed State Administration of Press and Publication (SAPP) is introducing new regulations for video games this month, according to Niko Partners. The online video games market is an important part of China’s technology industry, according to Feng Shixin, the deputy director of the Publishing Bureau of the Central Propaganda Department. It brings in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content