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

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Yesterday, we got an extended look (opens in new tab) 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 seaofthieves.com (opens in new tab).

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 grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.