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Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release

Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release
From IGN - February 13, 2018
By Joe Skrebels

Sea of Thieves will launch without microtransactions, but will add them in its first major content update, planned for around three months after release - but they will be for cosmetic rewards only, and wo not feature loot boxes.

During a visit to Rare, executive producer Joe Neate told IGN:

"Our focus at launch [is] on a great game experience. When we deliver this first major update, that's when we will turn on the ability for players to spend money optionally.

"We thought long and hard about what's right for our game experience, and the key thing we think is that it has to add to the fun, social nature of the game. So anything in this area will not impact power or progression, and you will always know what you are getting - so that means no loot crates."

Neate explains that there will be opportunities to earn paid currency through normal play. While the plans for how this will happen are not yet final, he suggests you could find items in the game world, or receive it as a reward after high-level quests.

The first paid content for the game will come in the form of pets."It will either be on a shoulder, like a monkey, or like a cat on the ship", explains Neate. "But it will kind of benefit everyone socially and emotionally. So if I have got a cat, I can pick up it up and look at it, or you can pick it up and run off with it. Obviously when you put it down it will come back.

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