Summit1g thinks Sea of Thieves could kill their game with new Xbox option - Dexerto

Summit1g thinks Sea of Thieves could kill their game with new Xbox option

Published: 3/Feb/2019 12:07 Updated: 3/Feb/2019 13:06

by Calum Patterson


Streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar, who has become the most popular Sea of Thieves streamer on Twitch at the start of 2019, worries that the developers might kill their own game with their latest decision.

It was announced on January 30 that players will have the option to turn off Xbox and PC cross-play, a feature that so far has been turned on by default with no option to switch.

The move to allow players to turn off cross-play is due to the arrival of a ‘competitive PvP’ mode, where having a level playing field is perhaps more important.

RareCross-play has been a major part of SoT’s success.

It will mean that controller wielding players won’t have to face off against the more precise keyboard and mouse players, who can also enjoy higher frame rates, unrestricted by the Xbox’s 60 fps cap.

But summit1g is concerned that the player base is not large enough to endure such a drastic split of the community, and worries that it could kill the game’s momentum.

With a smaller PC population, summit reckons the PC servers could be ’empty’ following the option to turn cross-play off.

Many other popular streamers agreed, shocked to hear that the developers, Rare, were taking this action on cross-play.

The option to turn off cross-play will not be arriving “right away”, but will be implemented before the new Arena mode is added, Rare stated in their dev update.

What concerns players though, is that the option is not limited to Arena, the competitive mode, but “across the entire game”.


Julez Smith confirms breakup with former Disney actress Skai Jackson

Published: 17/Jan/2021 21:07

by Charlotte Colombo


Beyonce’s nephew (Solange’s son) Julez Smith, has seemingly confirmed in an Instagram Q&A that he and former Disney star Skai Jackson have broken up after text messages showing Smith talking about his relationship with Jackson went viral on social media.

In a series of screenshots from a group chat leaked to social media, Smith, 16, can be seen talking to his friends about his relationship with Jackson, 18.

The two-year age-gap between the pair seemed to trouble some of his friends, with one of them saying: “Isn’t she two years older than you?” When Smith responded that “age doesn’t matter,” his friend retorted “it does for me.”

These screenshots also caused speculation as to the reason the “complicated” relationship ended, with Smith appearing to confirm that Jackson cheated on him. Claiming that he “made sure to ruin her life,” Smith boasted that he “f****d her good, got her addicted then left.”

As these text messages circulated online, fans on Twitter also uncovered an old romantic selfie of the pair, which appeared to confirm that there was indeed a relationship between the two.

Behind Jackson and Smith is a poster of the Disney Channel show Jessie, which Jackson had a starring role in between 2011 and 2016.

However, Smith has made it clear that their break up was not on good terms. When asked in an Instagram Q&A if him and Jackson were still friends following their split, he responded by saying: “f**k no.”

Julez Smith is the son of Solange Knowles, who is a recording artist and pop star Beyonce’s sister. His father is Knowles’ ex-husband Daniel Smith, whom she married at 17 before divorcing him three years later.

Although Smith has spoken out about his relationship to fans on Instagram, Jackson is yet to comment publicly on claims the two were in a relationship. However, fans did notice that Jackson has turned off her Instagram comments.