Wow, tough crowd. You guys do realize that Rare is famous for more than just the bear and the bird, right? Ever since the reveal of Yooka-Laylee (which I have proudly backed), I've come to realize that most people seem to have trouble remembering Rare as anything other than 2D sidescroller platformers and 3D collect-a-thon platformers -- as though they weren't innovating across the board.
I, personally, am excited to see what Sea of Thieves brings out. This is actually just what I wanted (and predicted): A fresh new IP.