A Sea of Thieves Battle Royale Could Happen
Rare has been working hard to provide Sea of Thieves with regular content updates after the backlash at its release due to the lack of content. But what about the possibility of a battle royale mode?
Rare studio head Craig Duncan addressed the possibility in a recent Game Informer interview. And while he said the there might be “opportunities” to integrate battle royale into Sea of Thieves, the studio would want to put a “unique Sea of Thieves” spin on it.
“We see the battle royale thing, but I think there will be opportunities to do that kind of thing differently,” he said. “It’s interesting where you can take PvP in the game, but we’d want to put a unique Sea of Thieves spin on it and do something completely surprising.”
“It’s not about taking something that works super well in another game, and going, ‘Hey, let’s start everyone in a Sea of Thieves map from different points and have you all come together,’” he added.
“Our shared world is unique and the thing we’re most proud of is what you see, is a new I.P. and we wanted to do things differently – it has landed well with players and the feedback we’re getting is, ‘We love this foundation that you built. I just want to have more of it,’ and that’s what we set up the team to do.”
“The fact that we’ve kind of changed the perceptions of multiplayer, and the way we use mechanics in our world? We always want to surprise people. We want to keep doing these kinds of unexpected things that only we can do.”
In other words, battle royale seems like a definite possibility, but Rare wouldn’t implement it just for the sake of it—only if it fit with the vision and direction of the game.