Sea of Thieves on PC will support ultrawide displays, high framerates

Yesterday, we got an extended look at Rare's multiplayer pirate game, Sea of Thieves. For one thing, we learned you can shoot yourself out of a cannon, which is pretty great.

Today, Microsoft stopped by the PC Gaming Show to talk a bit about the Windows 10 version of Sea of Thieves. It's not a port of the Xbox One version, said Microsoft's Ted Timmins, rather the two versions were developed alongside each other. It'll have an unlocked framerate and support ultrawide aspect ratios, both of which are good to hear. And of course, 4K resolutions will be supported.

Sea of Thieves will be out "Early 2018," but there's a technical alpha going on now which you can sign up for at

Check out this post for more from The PC Gaming Show at E3 2017. You can watch the show live on Twitch, and catch up on all the news from this year's show right here.  

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.