New Sea of Thieves Alpha trailer reveals a lush, expanded world, and mean, nasty skeletons

This latest Alpha trailer details what testers can expect from update 0.1.1. It includes a much-expanded world and the inclusion of the game's first NPC enemies.

The trailer shows various new island layouts, ripe for the plunderin'. Sea of Thieves is also sending out a fresh wave of invites to its closed Alpha. If you have signed up to be a Sea of Thieves Insider, you should check your inboxes as soon as possible. If you're not a Sea of Thieves Insider, then what are you waiting for? Head over to here to sign up.

Sea of Thieves will launch on Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title sometime in 2017. The full game is slated to be a permanently connected world where crews of up to four players must work together to sail ships, upgrade them, recover buried treasure and battle angry sea monsters.

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  • I wasn't originally excited for this, but the more I see the more I likey!!
  • Same, but I was originally excited 😋
  • This is definitely going to be delayed again. There just doesn't seem to be enough content.
  • ???? How could you possibly know that???? Have you been watching the dev diaries? There seems to be alot of content they are holding back from showing us. Which is great. We can experience it ourselves.
  • Game looks awesome. I really hope it is as fun as it looks. Been waiting for a decent open world pirate fame for a long time now.
  • And still no email invite for me. At least I have a bottle of rum.
    edit: Article says that the win10 alpha has started but it hasn't yet, just the xbox alpha.
  • Signed up months ago, still no invite... Really wanna try it. Anyone tried it yet? Any good?
  • Still waiting on those swords though. Other than that, this is my number one game on the horizon.
  • Cool like fun