Sea of Thieves Will Have Optional 540p and 15fps Modes at Launch

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It was recently announced that Sea of Thieves will fully support cross-play between PC and Xbox players. The game’s developers are also applying this approach of “the more gamers playing with one another, the better” to those with less powerful PC rigs, with both 540p resolution and 15fps lock available in the game’s graphics options.

While it’s important to note that Sea of Thieves will boast high FOV settings, as well as 4K and 60fps for more capable systems, it’s also good to hear that the game will cater to those with older or cheaper hardware. 

Speaking with PC Gamer, executive producer Joe Neat explained that some gamers are happy playing games at lower resolutions and/or lower frame-rates.

“We’ve actually added a 540p mode, so you can go below HD. We’ve also added a 15 fps framerate lock because when we were talking to the community some people were like: I’m actually happy playing 15 frames per second. We were like: that’s actually really cool, we should support that. And to go to them and say, oh, we’ve added that mode for you—it’s below our Rare certified min spec, but if you’re enjoying the game, why should we as developers knock you for that?”

As for how this affects image quality, Neat claims that Sea of Thieves “looks great at minimum spec because the art style is purposefully timeless.”

The more the merrier, I guess!

There’s still no confirmed release date for Sea of Thieves, but it’s expected to launch in 2018. 

Source: PC Gamer