Sea of Thieves sails into closed beta later this month

Posted on January 10, 2018

After its final round of Alpha late last year and the announcement of the games release date, Sea of Thieves will be holding a closed beta later this month.

The development team at Rare are excited about the closed beta, but there will still be plenty of secrets to discover when the game launches in a couple of months.

“We’ve crafted a bespoke experience for Closed Beta players that has been designed to give everyone a taste of the pirate life that they can expect in the full version of the game at release. We won’t be testing the full game during the Closed Beta phase: we want to keep a good selection of things up our sleeves for players to discover at launch” says the official blog post.

According to the post, the beta will run for five days from January 24 at 10 p.m. AEST to January 29 at 6 p.m. AEST.  It will be accessible for anybody who took part in the previous Alpha program, or for anyone who pre-orders the game before launch. You can then pre-install the client so that you’re ready to hit the seas as soon as it becomes available.

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After spending some time with the game at PAX Aus 2017, we said ” Whichever way you choose to play this opens up so many possibilities for players to role play the pirate life, in fact it’s this ship life which is a big part of the game, and where some of its true beauty can be found. After all sailing the seas is where you’re likely to spend most of your time when you aren’t drinking in a tavern. So the realism here is not only important but actually stunning…”.

Sea of Thieves is set for launch on March 20th for Xbox One and PC .