Sea of Thieves

Thousands of invites are now rolling out for the next Sea of Thieves alpha test session.

Sea of Thieves developer Rare has now confirmed that a whole load of new invitations are heading out for the game's next technical alpha session. In fact, the total number of new invitations going out is 20,000, meaning a ton of players will get a chance to stress test the game on Xbox One and Windows 10 when the session kicks off next week.

Sea of Thieves is shaping up to be a pretty unique multiplayer pirate adventure with a helping of whimsy. The game tasks you with taking to the seas with a pirate crew made up of your friends, searching for booty and battling other players. Sea of Thieves will also carry the flag as one of Microsoft's exclusives, featuring Xbox Play Anywhere support across Xbox One and Windows 10.

As part of its development process, Rare has been developing the game with a little help from a community of Sea of Thieves Insiders through a series of technical tests. If you want to throw your hat in the ring to try the game during one of these tests, you can sign up to be a Sea of Thieves Insider. If you're already signed up, keep an eye on your email inbox for an invitation. Rare confirms that they're going out in waves, so it may take a bit to show up.

Sea of Thieves mega preview: Stabbing sharks, finding gold, and the future of the game