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Sea of Thieves death penalty feature won’t be added

Sea of Thieves developer Rare has gone back on plans to implement a “Death Cost” feature, after some feedback from the community.

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Sea of Thieves developer Rare has gone back on plans to implement a “Death Cost” feature, after some feedback from the community.

Intended to be part of an upcoming update, the feature would mean that the Captain of the Ferry of the Damned would charge a fee every time a player died in the game.

The game’s producer, Joe Neate, issued a tweet, stating:

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“Letting everyone know we’ve heard the feedback and the proposed ‘Death Cost’ in Sea Of Thieves is, well, dead. We messed up with the messaging around this, and it’s now gone. Thanks for the honest feedback & discussion on this.”

The release notes for the updated have been changed to reflect the intention not to move forward with the feature.

There was some confusion over the way the release was put to players, which is something Neate reflected on:

“We understand that this addition to the release notes was a little confusing, and in the future we will ensure that any future updates we discuss give you a better understanding of how and why we’re implementing it.

 

Sea of Thieves is constantly evolving, and any feature we will test, monitor data and listen to your feedback to ensure we’re making the right decisions.”


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