'Sea of Thieves' (ALL) Launches Final Beta/Scale Test


Sea of Thieves also supports cross-play across the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs so that everyone can play regardless of their preferred platform. On top of that, Sea of Thieves' Xbox One X enhancements will be available during the final beta as well.

In the Final Beta, alongside the Gold Hoarders, we will be testing Merchant Alliance voyages for the first time, giving players an entirely new way to play.

Sea of Thieves has been in development for over a year, and Microsoft and Rare have really opened it up to a wide group for testing to ensure that it works properly.

The final Sea of Thieves beta is set to kick off today and run through Sunday, March 11th. It requires an Xbox Live account on Windows 10 or an Xbox Live Gold account on Xbox One. Another new feature being tested in the beta is Skeleton Forts, which creates the opportunity for forts in the world to be occupied by skeletons. We felt that getting our game into players' hands early, learning from their feedback and building a community around this game was critical for a new, shared world experience like Sea of Thieves. Will other players have seen it?

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Absolutely! Whether co-streaming on Mixer, sharing on Twitch, uploading to YouTube or sharing via Game DVR, we are thoroughly looking forward to seeing what our players get up to.

During a developer update about the final beta, executive producer Joe Neate explained that the studio wants to have a greater number of players trying the game out than before, and in order to do so it has opened up the trial to everyone.

This beta isn't held under any NDA, so you're free to stream and share your stories on the internet.

We're less than two weeks away from the official launch of Sea of Thieves on March 20th.