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Rare's 'continuous delivery' aims for rapid Sea of Thieves updates

MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 8,953
One of the central criticisms revolving around Sea of Thieves pertains to its lack of raw gameplay mechanics. Rare's "continuous delivery" approach should begin to fix the problem soon.

Rare gave a presentation at GDC 2018 (Thanks, The Red Dragon) describing its processes for rapid updates, and how we should begin seeing more content hitting the game sooner rather than later.

"Continuous Delivery" is a developmental method that aims to maintain overall code integrity while developing new features. Each team will be responsible for a small batch of features, while everyone works on the same developmental pipeline.

Rare compares the complexity of a "traditional" development cycle to its own linear pipeline, where features are built and merged in parallel to the main code, rather than separated and merged later. Rare says this reduces code conflicts and costs, making the game more sustainable over time. Additionally, it should lead to implementing feedback from players much faster.


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  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 2,909
    They wouldn't need rapid updates if they launched a full price game with some actual content.
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  • Soki123Soki123 Member RarePosts: 2,558
    Nilden said:
    They wouldn't need rapid updates if they launched a full price game with some actual content.

    Wow copy paste response lol, clueless. The game is in a good state now, only to get better.
    AsheramMikehaAnOldFart
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,303
    Soki123 said:
    Nilden said:
    They wouldn't need rapid updates if they launched a full price game with some actual content.

    Wow copy paste response lol, clueless. The game is in a good state now, only to get better.
    As far as the greater market goes, they are content short for sure.  There also isn't enough progression for most people and the kraken just being tentacles seems to be disappointing as well.

    In an ideal world they wouldn't have released the game for at least 6 more months of polish and improvements.  I'm sure their beta testers were clear in what the problems were.
    Jean-Luc_Picard
  • TiamatRoarTiamatRoar Member RarePosts: 1,493
    All these quality of life updates to fix griefing and party play but it's all rather pointless to me when there's still no new content to play it with.
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