Sea of Thieves is the sport it’s right this moment due to Recreation Go, says Xbox head


“As [Xbox] Recreation Go continues to develop, it’s been an fascinating approach to watch our complete dynamic of, ‘What does it imply to have interaction clients with that sport?’”

– Xbox’s Phil Spencer tells Kotaku that Sea of Thieves can be a completely completely different sport with out Recreation Go and that shifting dynamic.

Sea of Thieves is a really completely different sport from when it first launched final yr, and Xbox head Phil Spencer counts that gradual evolution for instance of how Xbox Recreation Go is altering the best way Xbox defines participant engagement, and the way neighborhood suggestions performs into its improvement course of.

In a single phase of a multi-part interview with Kotaku, Spencer defined how releasing Sea of Thieves when and the way they did, and having it’s one of many first video games to hit Xbox Recreation Go on day one, made it a wildly completely different sport than if improvement had continued one other yr with out neighborhood suggestions.  

“At launch, and I learn all the identical suggestions all people else did, was: ‘The place’s the opposite half of the sport?’ However I’d additionally say it’s a sport the place what it’s right this moment wouldn’t be what it’s if we had simply waited one other yr and saved it to ourselves,” says Spencer. “It’s a sport that was actually created with the suggestions of the neighborhood, and the way you handle that by way of the standard lens of how individuals take into consideration what a sport launch means is fascinating for all of us.”


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