Sea of Thieves encourages cooperative behaviour

Another Inn-Side story (we appreciate the name) is available.

It’s time for the latest developer diary from the creators of Sea of Thieves. We’ll leave you with the video for a moment:

Senior designers Shelley Preston and Andrew Preston (we’ve noticed the surname “coincidence”!) talk about the co-op in Sea of Thieves. There are some interesting mechanics to encourage work on common goals like the fact that only one player is allowed to posses a map and present it to others.

Sailing the ship will also require the perspective of various players. But the developers aren’t forcing gamers to play a specific role. Instead, some activities will require co-op to speed up the process (like digging up the treasure).

Sea of Thives is set to release this year without any specific date confirmed as for now.