Sea of Thieves' new video details the game's rich Skeleton Forts

Sea of Thieves features a lot of randomly-generated world events, but some of the most significant have to be Skeleton Forts. Skeleton Forts are lairs that appears throughout the world, where players can find challenging combat and treasure. If you see a massive skull-shaped cloud on the horizon, follow it and it will eventually lead to a Skeleton Fort. These areas are swarming with foes, so don't expect to take them all on your own if you wish to succeed.

There is much more loot found in the Treasure Room of the Skeleton Fort than you can carry. This means that after you've destroyed all enemies, you might have to contend with other players for the best items. The threat doesn't end with killing the Skeleton Captain.

Sea of Thieves is an upcoming exploration-based pirate game from Rare. The developer is known for many famous franchises including Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and GoldenEye. However, in recent years, the team focused on developing Kinect games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This was a curious decision so when Phil Spencer became Head of Xbox in 2014, he assigned Rare a new project. Sea of Thieves is a shift for the developer and a concept the team hasn't tackled before.

The game has been delayed a few times but we finally have a concrete release date. As announced at The Game Awards 2017, Sea of Thieves is now scheduled to launch on March 20, 2018, across Xbox One and Windows 10. The game will also support Xbox Play Anywhere and native 4K resolution on Xbox One X.

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