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Sea of Thieves to be adapted into a comic book series in 2018

The developer is known for many famous franchises including Conker and Banjo-Kazooie. However, in recent years, the team focused on developing Kinect games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. When Phil Spencer became Head of Xbox in 2014, he got the studio working on a new franchise. Sea of Thieves is a shift for the developer and it's a concept the team hasn't tackled before.

Today, Titan Comics announced that they're bringing Microsoft's series to bookstores at around the same time it arrives on Xbox One and Windows 10. According to a report by IGN, the first issue will be available for purchase in March 2018. The Sea of Thieves comic will follow two competing crews of pirates, bound by a shared past and a single destiny, as they sail the sea in a race to track down an ancient treasure. Along the way they'll deal with undead hordes, devious traps, and their own bitter rivalries.

Sea of Thieves has been delayed a few times but recently we recieved a final release date. As announced at The Game Awards 2017, the game is now scheduled to launch on March 20, 2018. Sea of Thieves will also support native 4K on Xbox One X, utilizing the highest settings found on PC.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

7 Comments
  • Nice.
  • Turns out to be the game with more announcements than actual game
  • My first thought was, "Maybe they should make sure the game doesn't massively flop before committing to a comic series..."  Some people liked the beta and they're looking forward to it.  Good for them.  I have nothing against the game personally.  However, general hype from the gaming press is near zero.  About the only time SoT gets a mention is when Microsoft releases another tidbit of info.  Thus far, Microsoft has done a poor job convincing us why this game should matter.  Oh they talk about the game like it's endless fun, but every game play video I've seen has shown only mundane simplicity.  Microsoft desperately needs to release a ton of hype bombs before March. 
  • It does feel like the marketing and information provided so far for a game about to release is really lacking and I hope the reason for that is not a lack of content.
  • This will be a fun game, an interesting experience to share with friends. Shame that it doesn't support VR.
  • This game is gonna be amazing, a lot of positive feedback in the alpha. Played this weekend and it is frigging amazing. Super fun and with that progression system they just sold the game to me. This can be a Minecraft proportion games witht he right direction.
  • Dose the actual game have a story ?