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Rare talks listening to critics and running Sea of Thieves on a potato

Tom Sykes
 

A few years ago, we published an article asking developers to stop making horrible PC ports. It's a guide that should have been inscribed on massive stone tablets throughout the land, but it's 2018 now, and rubbish PC ports are still happening. One developer our words did get through to is Rare, who took to the stage at the recently concluded PC Gamer Weekender to reveal just how close Sea of Thieves comes to following our extensive list of commandments to the letter.

One particular area from our guide that's brought up is social media integration—to whit, there isn't any. Not that that's something I want in a game these days, but I'm sorry we've missed out on a bespoke pirate dating app named 'Tind-arrrgghh! ' Here's Rare's PC design lead Ted Timmins chatting about that, the PC port, and analysing reviews:

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