‘Sea of Thieves’ releases recommended PC specifications

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"Sea of Thieves" promotional photo.(Facebook/SeaOfThievesGame)

The upcoming open-world adventure video game “Sea of Thieves” has released the minimum requirements and recommended specifications for its PC version.

Microsoft and game developer Rare unveiled a wide range of specifications that could run the game on a PC, including the quality of the gaming experience that the set of hardware could deliver.

Instead of releasing a traditional set of minimum, recommended, and “ultra” specifications, the makers of the game instead listed the specifications needed for various settings, including 4K at 60 frames per second (fps), 1080p, 720p, and 540p resolutions.

Running the game at 720p resolution and 30 fps will require an Intel Q9450 or AMD Phenom II X6, as well as 4 gigabytes (GB) of random access memory (RAM). The setting will also need a 60 GB free space on a 5,400 RPM hard drive.

The “Sea of Thieves'” video card suggestions are also divided into “GPU” and “modern GPU” categories. Running the game with a GPU calls for a 1 GB GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750, while PCs with modern GPUs will require a GTX 1030 or R7 450 or higher.

From those minimum specifications, the requirements scale up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. At these settings, users will need to have an Intel i7 4790 or an AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 16 GB of RAM, 60 GB of SSD storage, and a GTX 1080Ti or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64.

The list of specs also included a minimum graphics setting, which the game calls “cursed.” In this low graphics setting, which will run at 540p and 15 fps, the game only needs an Intel Iris Pro graphics 6200 or Iris 540 processor, 4GB of RAM, and an integrated graphics card.

The game’s technical alpha program allowed developers to fine-tune the title’s auto-detect experience, which Rare says will be ready for new players once it is released.

“Sea of Thieves” will be released on March 20 for both PC and Xbox One.