So, that is fairly thrilling, isn’t it? Launch day! Sea of Thieves is now out there world wide for everybody to play. This has been an incredible journey for Uncommon as a studio and for our crew who’ve delivered a completely new kind of multiplayer recreation that we’re extremely pleased with. We’re thrilled to be coming into a brand new part for Sea of Thieves and to see the place this voyage takes us subsequent.
We’ve taken a singular strategy with Sea of Thieves, from launching our Insider Programme in December 2016, the place we invited our first 1,000 gamers into the primary Technical Alpha, via a collection of Alpha checks, our Closed Beta and Scale Checks, to the current Last Beta the place everybody was given the chance to play. We have now labored with our neighborhood all through this course of, taking their recommendations and suggestions to ship the perfect expertise we might, and this may proceed for so long as persons are enjoying Sea of Thieves. I personally love what number of of our neighborhood I do know by identify (or face!), and I’d like to increase a particular thanks to the Deckhands who’ve labored so laborious inside our neighborhood to assist handle everybody’s questions, suggestions and discussions.
The week of launch is principally one lengthy celebration of Sea of Thieves, with an array of cool actions internationally. We have now our launch occasions throughout all Microsoft Retailer areas within the U.S., with particular occasions on the flagship Microsoft Retailer in New York and Sydney, The Quest for the Golden Bananas, which is mind-blowingly superior and options an incredible prize for some fortunate members of our neighborhood, and The Voyage reside stream within the UK. There are too many others to say! It’s been good to associate with everybody throughout the Xbox crew with their loopy concepts and to see them come to life.
With the sport now reside, we’ll proceed our strategy to working with our neighborhood to develop and evolve the sport. We ask everybody to proceed their discussions, to maintain providing us suggestions, to inform us the place we will enhance and we’ll maintain listening. We expect quite a lot of curiosity in Sea of Thieves, and if anybody experiences any issues, we might be working 24/7 to resolve, so please make sure you report any points you could have right here, and observe our neighborhood channels for updates and the newest standing.
The sport is in the stores now for $59.99/£49.99/€69.99 and you’ve got the flexibility to decide on to buy it on your private library or turn out to be a member of Xbox Recreation Go. As a reminder, Sea of Thieves can also be an Xbox Play Wherever title so if you are going to buy digitally on both Xbox One or Home windows 10 PC, or purchase by way of Xbox Recreation Go, you may play on both platform. We’re additionally fully embracing the magic of cross-play, with gamers seamlessly enjoying collectively no matter platform of selection.
We’ve additionally bought a wide range of bundles and equipment to assist the Sea of Thieves launch. In case you’re available in the market for a console, the Xbox One S Sea of Thieves bundle includes a digital copy of Sea of Thieves and 1 month of each Xbox Dwell Gold and Xbox Recreation Go, whereas the acquisition of a brand new Xbox One X now till March 24 additionally comes with a digital copy of the sport. In case you’re trying to additional embrace the pirate life, try the superb Xbox Wi-fi Controller – Sea of Thieves Restricted Version, the “Tales from the Sea of Thieves” lore ebook, our stunning “Artwork of Sea of Thieves” ebook, the Comedian vary, a Seagate Particular Version 2TB Recreation Drive and a bunch of different gadgets that I’m working out of area for!
If I might summarise how I personally really feel proper now, it’s delight in the neighborhood that has grown round Sea of Thieves, the sport expertise we now have delivered, and unbelievable pleasure about what’s but to return. In a method that is the end result of years of labor, however in one other it is usually step one of a completely new a part of the journey. Everybody at Uncommon is worked up to take it with you, and to see the place the following map leads us to.
We’ll see you within the tavern.