The open-world pirate game Sea of Thieves will be getting a new story-focused quest system sometime in 2019, according to the game’s executive producer, Joe Neate.
Neate said in a recent interview that some Sea of Thieves players wanted a more guided experience that focused on narrative instead of the usual “free-form” experience (or find your own adventure) that is currently within the game.
“So, we’ve had a team working on basically a new and improved quest system around story and lore in this shared world for quite a while now actually,” Neate said, “and it was originally planned to be our fourth update, but we actually moved it back to next year because we wanted to add and grow.”
“We saw the potential in it and we wanted to really, fully do it justice,” Neate also said. “So yeah, there’s a team working on that, has been for quite a while, will be for a little while more, but I think when we bring that into the game it’s gonna appeal to those people that want that crafted lore, want that adventure, want that story, and also maybe appealing to single players as well.”
This change could bring back older players that have put the game down after a rather disappointing release.