Sea of Thieves is a pirate-themed action-adventure game in a shared multiplayer world. The player may set out as a lone wolf, use the matchmaking to find a crew, or form one with their friends, and then sail out on an adventure filled with exploring, looting, and battling other pirates. Each ship is crewed by a party of players who divvy up the tasks of steering, hoisting sails, and firing the canons.
Sea of Thieves is developed by Rare and published by Microsoft for Xbox One and Windows 10. Not only it is an Xbox Play Anywhere title – meaning that if you own a digital copy you can play it on both platforms – there is also cross-platform multiplayer between console and PC.
Pre-order Sea of Thieves to receive the following digital bonuses:
- Black Dog Pack containing stylish clothing and items:
- An exclusive outfit (hat, peg leg, boots, and gloves) with distinctive Black Dog designs
- Matching musical instruments, including a hurdy gurdy and concertina
- An ornate Black Dog cutlass to cut a swathe of terror across the Sea of Thieves
- Closed Beta access (first test will take place Jan 24 – 28)
In addition to that, Best Buy is offering a collectible 3″ metal coin imprinted with the Sea of Thieves logo, as depicted above.
Xbox Wireless Controller
There is also a Sea of Thieves-branded Xbox wireless controller that will be coming out ahead of the game on February 6. It is currently available for pre-order directly via Microsoft as well as the usual third-party retailers. The controller also comes with an exclusive in-game Ferryman Clothing Set DLC, 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, and 14-day Xbox Game Pass trial (new subscribers only).
Sea of Thieves will launch on March 20th, 2018 for Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. The game supports 4K and HDR on the new Xbox One X.