In an interview with Eurogamer, Rare announced that microtransactions are coming to Sea of Thieves and they will include pets! Don’t worry, loot boxes will not be part of the Premium Shop that goes live a couple months after the March launch. The pets will be bought individually by players but can be interacted with by anyone on your crew! You’ll even be able to throw them over board or shoot them out of cannons (don’t worry, they come back unharmed). “It’s about adding to the fun and social nature. It’s just the right spirit for what Sea of Thieves is,” Joe Neate, executive producer, told Eurogamer.
We’ll likely see the standard parrot and monkey pets, but here are some of the animals I hope we can purchase in the game and why I think they’ll make great pirate companions! (click through to see the rest of the animals)