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Sea of Thieves has the best water effects in a video-game

Microsoft and Rare have launched the closed beta phase for Sea of Thieves and from what we’ve experienced so far, it appears that this game features the best water effects in a video-game. While the game features cartoon-ish visuals, its water effects are better than the ones featured in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag or Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Sea of Thieves is a pirate-themed action-adventure cooperative multiplayer game played from a first-person perspective. The game features cross-platform play between Windows-based personal computers and Xbox One video game consoles. A group of players travel and explore an open world via a pirate ship and assume different roles such as steering, hoisting sails, navigation, firing cannons and other tasks. Players can embark on quests, collect loot and engage in combat with other players.

Below you can find some GIFs that a number of Resetera’s members shared.

Microsoft has provided us with a closed beta key, so stay tuned for our First Impressions article (that will most probably go live tomorrow).