Sea of Thieves is by far one of the most anticipated games of 2018, and players will be happy to know that they will be able to customize their characters and ships to suit their pirate personalities. In a new trailer, lead character artist Sam Chester and Windows 10 Design lead Tim “Ted Timmins” Teddins have shared some details on what players can expect in terms of customization in the game.
Sea of Thieves uses the IPG (Infinite Pirate Generator) system, which keeps on generating new pirates for players until they find one that they are happy with or that they can relate to. So instead of spending hours using toggles and sliders to perfect their characters, the pirate characters rotate until players find a pirate that really appeals to them.
The game boasts a variety of clothing options that mold to the body of any pirate generated through the IPG and the items become “cooler” as players progress in the game. A player’s pirate clothing also acts as a form of status in the game so as players progress through the game, they can gain certain items that reflect how far they have come. In addition, classic pirate items such as hooks and leg stumps will be available and players will be happy to know that these items do not impediment the player’s running speed or combat abilities.
On top of the item and character customization, players will also be able to customize their ships by changing the sails and figureheads on their ships, which can also act as a form of status in the game. If players see a particular sail on the horizon, for example, they might want to stay clear of that 4-player sailing crew. According to the developers, they know players will want to own ships after launch so this will be one of the updates rolling out shortly after the release of the game.
The video below shows the full Inn-side Story:
These customization features will definitely make the game even more colorful and fun for players, if it’s not fun enough already. We look forward to not only customizing our own pirates, but also to see how other players in the game world choose to represent their pirate legends.
Sea of Thieves is currently available for pre-order and will be released for Xbox One and PC on March 20, 2018.