The recent announcement by Rare about proposed crossplay choice, as heard in the Dev Update video of 30th January has kicked off a whole lot of discussion within the Community so we thought that a mega thread would be a good idea to collect feedback and opinion in one place.
If you've not seen the video, you can watch it here:
What Joe has said specifically is:
'If you're playing on console and you're using a controller you will have the option to only matchmake with other players on console using a controller.'
'There will be two pools of players'
To be implemented prior to Arena.
Recent quotes from Craig Duncan (Studio Head):
"We aren’t removing crossplay; we are adding an option for console players using controller to opt out of crossplay if they choose. We expect most players, especially in Adventure, to still play using crossplay, but this is important option to add with The Arena coming"
"The crossplay option is not coming in the February update, see Joe’s last dev update for more info, the team is working now on implementation of the option settings & our goal is to have this in & tested prior to The Arena"
"Servers will still have the same density they do today as we spin up Azure servers as players join & backfill new crews into live servers. Our server density is architected to not be affected by the size of our player pop, but to vary the player encounter frequency & stories"
"Our player population is super healthy on both PC and Xbox & has been since launch. While we don’t tweet usage data reactively, we will figure out how we share more stats on this soon to give context why players don’t need to worry about our live player or platform populations"
"As I said at the top, we have always strived for everyone to enjoy #SeaOfThieves whether you are a brand-new player or someone that has been with us from the start, we prioritise all players & all platforms together – thanks!"
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