Microsoft’s upcoming open-world pirate adventure game, Sea of Thieves, is quickly shaping up as one of its most promising releases in some time. Promoting strong cooperative play across a captivating tropical world, the title looks to deliver some promising multiplayer moments on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
Ahead of the game’s March 20 release, Microsoft has unveiled the full PC specifications to enjoy Sea of Thieves. Breaking down the game across a range of resolutions and frame rates, this information provides an idea of how it will run on various systems.
Sea of Thieves has been designed with a wide spectrum of hardware in mind, varying from premium Windows tablets to high-end desktop rigs. While the ideal 4K 60 frames-per-second (FPS) experience will require a top-of-the-range system, its flexibility to scale down to 540p accommodates ultrabooks and tablets too.
Sea of Thieves minimum PC specs
Starting at the bottom, the option to play the game at 540p at 30 FPS will be offered for low-end systems. While far from ideal, this opens the game to a range of ultrabooks and performance tablets utilizing integrated graphics cards. Rare itself has tested tablets like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 tablet with these specifications, which should pair nicely with the game’s “Play Anywhere” integration.
Sea of Thieves is currently recommended for systems that can achieve 1080p or higher. The game is expected to run comfortably on most modern gaming systems, or those utilizing higher-end previous generation hardware.
For those pushing the best of the best, a 4K resolution will be obtainable on a selection of modern hardware. To squeeze 4K, 60 FPS and high graphical settings from the game, you’ll need to be running a top of the line system.
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Sea of Thieves launches on March 20th, 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10 as part of Xbox Play Anywhere for $59.99, or as part of Xbox Game Pass for $9.99 per month.