From Pioneer to Plunderer: The Sorry Decline of Rare

Sea of Thieves was one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the first quarter of 2018. Hype grew surrounding the games’ reveal at E3 2017 but just eight months into its’ life cycle, Rare Studio’s pirate simulator is a ghost town. It was marketed as ‘The Best Game Rare Ever Made’ but Sea of Thieves was immediately panned for a lack of objectives. Whilst co-operatively steering a galleon in search of treasure sounded exciting from the outset, the game devolved into nothing more than a glorified fetch quest. Locate objective, travel the seas, fight skeletons, return home, and repeat […]