Sea of Thieves cross platform is a feature that many fans will be hoping for and so some players are about to get very disappointed with the news that there will be no cross platform.
With Microsoft announcing that they will allow their developers to make games that cross over between PC and other systems the possibility of cross platform gaming in the future looks a lot more likely.
With games such as Rocket League already testing the waters of cross platform gaming by connecting Xbox One and PS4 players to PC counterparts there is already some progress being made.
The official response from PC design lead Ted Timmins and executive producer Joe Neate is as follows:
“One of the things we’re very aware of is the need for the balancing to be right,”
“After running some recent tests, we found that PC players were 4.5 per cent more efficient at killing skeletons than Xbox players, and this feels close enough that it’s something we’ll continue to monitor.
“However, PvP between platforms, or more importantly device input, is the big focus point for us as a design team, and already we’ve been working closely with the game experience team to change the way the guns work to be better balanced for cross play.
“We’ve put in a bunch of telemetry around this, and with the change to guns it’s made them feel tonally so much more fitting, as previously they felt more like laser weapons than ancient plundered-and-pillaged gunpowder-driven blunderbusses.”
So there you have it, Sea of Thieves cross platform is happening and the team is keeping an eye on just how well it progresses.