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New Sea of Thieves trailer shows off gorgeous visual effects

Rare's new video showcases how Sea of Thieves pulls off its beautiful effects.

New Sea of Thieves trailer shows off visual effects

As far as we can tell, Sea of Thieves isn't just going to be a blast to play, it will be lovely to look at too. We've already explained that Rare is putting quite a bit of thought into cloud formations, but a new design video gives a better idea of how the game's visual effects add to the experience.

According to the video, what players consider visual effects are described as particle effects, which covers everything from the burst of smoke from cannons, to enemy fire striking your ship, to water splashing against the deck. Rare's Andreas Oberg goes on to explain that the goal is combine all these elements into something that grounds the player in the game world - and simply from watching all these trailers, it seems to be working.

Sea of Thieves launches in 2017 for PC and Xbox One.

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