A few weeks ago, Microsoft revealed that Sea of Thieves was getting a massive "Anniversary Update" which added single-player stories, fishing, and much more. However, the company didn't provide more details about exactly what to expect — and how fishing works — until now.
Pigs and many other items have been added to the game. For example, you can cook a variety of different foods on a makeshift stove. That's just one of the many changes Rare discusses in the video below.
Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game that features great sailing mechanics, but the open-ended plot doesn't appeal to everyone. You have to find your own path as it mostly relies on emergent experiences. Over the past few months, developer Rare has promised numerous changes to the game — from combat to quests — and through constant updates, has managed to turn it around. Recently, Sea of Thieves even became the most-viewed game on Twitch.
The game is available on Amazon at a discounted price, but it's also a part of Xbox Game Pass. You can subscribe to the service for $1 at the moment.
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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.
Game has seriously evolved to the best open world pirate game on xbox. Really proud of Rare here they have seriously improved their game. Its going to be alive for a really long time due to the fact its on Game Pass AND there is really no other game like it on Xbox. Really hope they add the Man O'War with this update they have been teasing it as an 8 player ship for a while
I must admit I am really, really excited about this update. I've wanted single player content for a while, for something to do when my mates can't play (and just doing runs is boring solo).
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