Sea of Thieves to get colorblind support and weapon sensitivity sliders this week
Sea of Thieves just keeps on getting better and better.
This week Rare plans to focus on accessibility in Sea of Thieves. In a new developer diary, Executive Producer Joe Neate detailed some of the upcoming changes with this week's patch. We've listed them below for your convenience.
- Players can now discard unwanted voyages.
- Colorblind support is coming which changes how the "X" appears on the map.
- Players will be able to change weapon aim sensitivity on Xbox One and PC.
- Rare is bringing back the tester program soon so that errors don't roll out to users like last week.
- The studio is investigating cheating and will take action soon. There is a zero tolerance policy to cheating so offenders will be banned.
- "The Hungering Deep" expansion has time-limited rewards and other cosmetic items.
- Rare will release a new video this week on how it plans to approach campaigns and weekly events.
Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game which launched on March 20, 2018. Rare is known for many famous franchises including Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and GoldenEye. However, in recent years, the team focused on developing Kinect games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This was a curious decision, so when Phil Spencer became Head of Xbox in 2014, he assigned Rare a new project. Sea of Thieves is a shift for the developer and a concept the team hasn't tackled before.
The game is currently available at retailers for $59.99 or as part of the monthly $9.99 Xbox Game Pass subscription. The game features Xbox One X enhancements and Xbox Play Anywhere support.
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