Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game which launched on March 20, 2018. Rare 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.

Every few weeks, Sea of Thieves gets new content in the form of adventures. While "Cursed Sails" might be ending after this week, "Cursed Crews" should take its place. Cursed Crews is similar to Cursed Sails, and brings with it a number of new features to the game. For example, the "cursed cannonballs" are now scattered throughout the world and it's up to you to find them... and use them on other players.

Apart from that, the "Reaper's Mark" is a special flag which marks you on the map for everyone to see. This might make you a target, but if you're ferocious enough, a ship for others to avoid. Players will no doubt use this in new ways.

Lastly, at Gamescom 2018, Executive Producer Joe Neate discussed the upcoming "Forsaken Shores" expansion. Forsaken Shores adds a new region called "Devil's Roar". As you may have guessed, it features active volcanoes and other dangers. According to a report by IGN, "this new island will periodically erupt and shake the world with tremors, launch geysers, fling rocks, and heat the water around the island to the point you can be boiled to death."

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