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.
Today, the studio launched the free "Cursed Sails" expansion for Sea of Thieves. Cursed Sails is the second major update and brings with it news of another significant milestone. According to Microsoft, the title has passed five million players since launch. The company stopped reporting the player count after two million, and many gamers assumed that people had abandoned the game due to the lack of content. It's good to know that's not the case. Apart from that, the social nature of Sea of Thieves has helped it attain 300 million views on YouTube and more than 40 million broadcast hours on Twitch.
Cursed Sails debuts terrifying skeleton ships and more new content alongside a time-limited campaign. Pirate dominion over the waters is being challenged by crews of skeletons, united by their warped desire for vengeance on the living. Each region will be called out, so prepare to fight to protect your favorite outposts. In order to succeed you must form alliances. Better yet, there's a new three-person "Brigantine" ship. This vessel is supposed to be much more maneuverable than the galleon.
Be sure to download the update today if you play Sea of Thieves. Hopefully aggressive post-launch support will attract even more players to the game.
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