Sea of Thieves PC Specs Reveal Game Will Run On Bare Bones Systems

Rare has posted the PC specs for Sea of Thieves, but rather than offering the standard Min, Better, Best settings that most PC games get, the team opted to explain to gamers the exact experience they can expect based on the type of hardware they own. The game will even play on systems below the minimum official recommended specs, so if your system is weaker than a sinking ship, it’ll still play the game at lowered resolutions.

Below you will find a graphic that easily breaks down the types of experiences you can expect for Sea of Thieves based on the type of hardware you have packed into your gaming rig. As you can see there are many flavors of supported systems, so those that aren’t loaded with high-end hardware can still play the game, but at lower settings for visuals and whatnot. I find this to be a pretty cool move on Rare’s part, and when coupled with the Play Anywhere program, gamers who buy it on PC will still have a 4K supported copy for the Xbox One X, so they can enjoy the increased resolution that console offers if their friends or family owns one.


The Team’s Mantra

Our rendering team set themselves the goal early on of “how low can we go”, sometimes also referred to fondly as “getting the game running on a potato”, which is why we want to deliver a great version of the game even for those with computers below our official minimum spec. The game is perfectly playable at 540p, and one of the advantages of Xbox Play Anywhereis that if you own an Xbox One AND a low-spec laptop you can still take full advantage of it, and we absolutely encourage it! Of course if you have a beast of a rig running at 4k/60, we’ve got you covered with the best looking #GreatWater, and everything in between!


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