In an interview with PC Gamer, the design director of Rare Mike Chapman categorically ruled out the arrival of the loot boxes in Sea of Thieves. Microtransactions for cosmetic objects, however, could come in the future after the game launches.
“What I will confirm is there are no microtransactions for launch. At all. Based on us continuing to build this game, we’ll probably consider some form of microtransaction. What we will say is there will never be loot crates in Sea of Thieves” says Chapman, categorically excluding the arrival of the loot box in the new pirate adventure of Rare.
The design director also specified that there will never be any pay-to-win elements in the game, which is why microtransactions would still be limited to cosmetic and non-influential elements on the gameplay.
“We’ll try and do new and interesting things with it. So it won’t just be like, ‘oh, they’ve slapped microtransactions in the game, how interesting’. No, what’s a Sea of Thieves way of doing it? What’s going to bring value to our players? I think that’s the way we’ll do it,” Chapman concluded.
Waiting for Sea of Thieves to debut on Windows 10 and Xbox One on March 20, we recall that Rare has revealed the system requirements of the PC version of the game.