Sea of Thieves was launched in 2018 as the flagship of the service Xbox Game Passand although it got off to a slow start, today it’s one of Microsoft’s most stable games-as-a-service, and an achievement Rare can be very proud of.
Sea of Thieves continues to receive content… and your next pirate adventure you play may no longer be signed by Rare, but by Lucid Games, the British studio known for developing Destruction AllStars for PlayStation.
But that experience was not very good. Although nothing has been known first hand, Lucid Games has “switched sides” from working on a PlayStation-exclusive IP… to working on an Xbox IP.
We’re excited to announce that we are working with @RareLtd on @SeaOfThieves!
It’s been incredible supporting them on their thrilling pirate adventure & we can’t wait to see where this legendary voyage will take us! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/KDAKg1put4
— Lucid Games (@LucidGamesLtd) January 18, 2023
Lucid Games confirms that it is working on Sea of Thieves
In that tweet, Lucid Games has confirmed that it is now working on Sea of Thieves together with Rare. It is not known how long they will have been working on it, but it is certainly an interesting detour for a studio that, not long ago… was working on the reboot of Twisted Metal.
In 2021, and according to an employee’s Linkedin, Lucid Games was working on an iconic PlayStation IP.
According to the journalist Jeff Grubb, it was about Twisted Metal, a Sony IP that has been inactive for ten years, but which has a confirmed TV series (and a reboot on PS5, although this is unannounced).
But for some reason, Lucid Games left their work on Twisted Metal half finished. The low sales and low impact of Destruction AllStars as a game as a service (which was going to come out at full price, 80 euros, before being cut in half before launch and given away for a month in Plus).
The Twisted Metal reboot has continued with Firesprite. Meanwhile, Lucid Games will now work with Rare’s pirates…perhaps giving Rare more room to develop their other games, like the long-defunct Everwild.
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