A host of Rare diehards would have been disappointed the veteran studio didn't reveal anything starring one Joanna Dark, but as Microsoft's Matt Booty said at the close of the showcase, they intend to have more announcements to make later this year for other Xbox Series X games. In the meantime, new Series X cladding on your Sea of Thieves ship's hull (and more), alongside the absolutely gorgeous Everwild should be enough to sate your Rare needs.
First, here's what's happening with Sea of Thieves at Series X launch:
Sea of Thieves, the award winning and best-selling new IP from Rare, is a shared-world multiplayer game that provides freedom, adventure and excitement, and is the quintessential pirate experience. Sea of Thieves will launch alongside Xbox Series X, taking advantage of its advanced hardware, supports Smart Delivery, and is available day-and-date with Xbox Game Pass.So not much really beyond a visual overhaul and presumably new content.
With Everwild, while the original X019 reveal trailer for the game looked to be running in real-time in-engine, today's "cinematic trailer" for Everwild could be going either way. But it's statements like that that are kind of cool at the moment, and if this is indeed a cinematic from the game's engine, then we're in for an absolutely stunning adventure. Here's the very little they revealed ahead of the trailer embed:
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world around us, Everwild is a brand-new game in development from Rare where unique and unforgettable experiences await in a natural and magical world. Play as an Eternal as you explore and build bonds with the world around you. Everwild will be available on Xbox Series X, Windows 10 PC and Xbox Game Pass.Again there's no release date on-hand for the game, so we're expecting sometime next year at this stage, but as Nintendophiles from way back when, we're kind of used to the long waits for Rare titles.