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At PAX Aus 2017, Luke and Rachel were lucky enough to sit down and chat with Joe Neate from Rare! He’s the executive producer of the upcoming open world pirate game for Xbox One Sea of Thieves, which we got to spend some hands-on time with at the event.

We talk to Joe all about the game, including:

  • Inspirations, where the idea came from
  • Researching ships and crews
  • How the art direction came about
  • What you can do with “trouble” players online
  • Other special features to look forward to in the game
  • … and much more!

We hope you enjoy the interview; a big thanks to the crew from Xbox Australia for setting this up and don’t forget to check out our impressions of the game right here.

Sea of Thieves


About the author: Luke


Luke is the producer of Checkpoint and also co-host of The Brekkie Bears. He spends his time playing video games, binge-watching TV and hanging out with his German Shepherd, Ziggy and Bernese Mountain Dog, Pandora. They would play video games if their paws could hold controllers.


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