Sea of Thieves is getting dogs in its next update, next year will be the 'biggest one yet' for the game

Sea Of Thieves Dogs
Sea Of Thieves Dogs (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Dogs are joining the roster of pets in the next update for Sea of Thieves.
  • Joe Neate, Producer at Rare, says that there are "big surprises" in store for the game.
  • Neate also says the next year will be the "biggest one yet" for Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves continues to grow with the team at Rare providing content updates and additions. Now, as part of Gamescom, Rare has shared that Sea of Thieves is getting dogs in the next update. Cats joined as pets earlier this year and now anyone who wants a dog will also be covered. Like with cats, there will be various breeds of dogs to choose from.

This update will arrive at some point in September. Joe Neate, Producer at Rare, talked with IGN about Sea of Thieves, saying that currently "20 to 30%" of the audience comes from Steam. Neate also says that there are "huge plans" for the future of the game and that the next year is the "biggest one yet" with big surprises in store.

Earlier this year, Rare revealed that Sea of Thieves has over 15 million players, with over a million copies sold on Steam since it launched via that platform on June 3. Rare has confirmed there will be Xbox Series X enhancements for Sea of Thieves, though we don't have any details at this time.

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