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Sea of Thieves will launch with an optional 540p mode and 15fps lock


During the Microsoft presentation at last week's Gamescom, Rare announced that "no asterisk" crossplay is coming to Sea of Thieves at launch—an all-encompassing feature that'll let PC players face off against their Xbox counterparts. Despite sounding like a marketing term, the game's PC design lead Ted Timmins tells me "no asterisk" is instead an indicator of inclusiveness across desktops and consoles, no matter the hardware you're playing on. At launch Sea of Thieves will have wide FOVs and will support 4K and 60fps, says the game's executive producer Joe Neat, however those playing on less powerful machines will be considered too.

"We're trying to go as low as possible," explains Neat. "We have an idea of what the minimum specs are but aren't quite ready to reveal them. We've actually been inviting people below our current plan for minimum specs into the technical alpha so we can test a number thin

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