Official Thread XBOX Series X/S Official Thread

GordoSan

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Don't play bad games so you might be on to something.
Sea of Thieves is still my favorite game of the generation. That's obviously just my preference, but it should at least be many people's favorite online multi-player game, if they buy into the hook.

It's also one of the most beautiful games ever, IMO. The real- time lighting, weather, and water in 4K HDR are just gorgeous! It may not be Horizon ZD, Spider-Man, Gears 5, or Forza Horizon 4 level gorgeous, but this is such a different and unique online game that none of those examples compare to. Especially with all of the updates populating the world now, those colors can just be so freaking fantastic in HDR!

You can disagree all you want, but know that there are many DEDICATED players across Steam/PC and Xbox that this is a well beloved game that goes beyond what is perceived by the online forum communities.
 
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Problem is an arbitrary score doesn't tell the whole story. SoT at launch had a big content problem, but the gameplay, visuals, and general idea of the game was good. Also, after years of patches, content, added features, it may very well review differently today.
 

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Um, you know that those reviews are based upon release 2.5 years ago, and it being a constantly updated online world, the release game is NOTHING like the game is now, right? Edit: I'm going to tone this back a little bit because you're clearly not informed....somehow, even though the game gets mentioned all of the time these days, with high Steam usage and sales numbers only recently.

I've said this before, but the game is currently at the equivalent of multiple sequels' worth of content in a single game, compared to an average game that has a static world. This is a changing world with side plots and multiple gameplay modes, all of which were added over time. There's constantly new content added monthly. Even the islands themselves change, to a certain point. The map has grown, and new areas open up. There's a volcanic region still erupting, etc. They can keep this world going for a while.
 
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GordoSan

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that’s right....

sooooooo, anyone believe SoT may get a graphics/FPS patch/boost for the series x?
I freaking hope so, and honestly, the game always has a ton of active users on every platform, so I hope to see this mentioned on Tuesday.

What makes this game such a great choice for an upgrade is that user engagement is very high, and changing a single player game usually means it's great for people that haven't played it, but only a few will actually replay a single player game because of an upgrade. There are exceptions, of course. On the flip side, this means some might be at a disadvantage (like w/ lower frame rate). I say it makes for a better incentive to upgrade your hardware. Anyway, the game already has HDR, and I don't think they'll do RT until a sequel, but I'd love to be wrong. I think that higher framerate is all but guaranteed for Series S|X.
 

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sooooooo, anyone believe SoT may get a graphics/FPS patch/boost for the series x?

I believe that was confirmed somewhere.

 

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I believe that was confirmed somewhere.

Not really. Nothing there about actual graphic enhancements. Textures, lighting, ray tracing, etc.
 

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Best Buy has their preorder site up. I'm still completely unsure where I will pre-order.

-Amazon - always a chance they screw up, but my last few console orders have been fine
-Best Buy - retain, ugh, but I can almost see the store from my house
-MS direct - ordered there once and no issues
 
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TeKPhaN

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Best Buy has their preorder site up. I'm still completely unsure where I will pre-order.

-Amazon - always a chance they screw up, but my last few console orders have been fine
-Best Buy - retain, ugh, but I can almost see the store from my house
-MS direct - ordered there once and no issues
Huh where?