Sea of Thieves runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox Series X, 1080p 60 FPS on Series S

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

What you need to know

  • Sea of Thieves first released in 2018 on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass for PC.
  • The game was released on Steam earlier this year and has crossed over 15 million players on all platforms.
  • Rare detailed the next-generation upgrades for Sea of Thieves today.
  • Sea of Thieves runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox Series X and 1080p 60 FPS on Xbox Series S.

Rare's pirate adventure Sea of Thieves is coming to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as an optimized title and today, the studio shared the technical details of what improvements are going.

Sea of Thieves runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox Series X, while the Xbox Series S version runs at 1080 60 FPS. Both consoles will benefit from heavily reduced loading times thanks to the advanced SSD. The Xbox One and Xbox One X versions were capped at 30 FPS.

Sea of Thieves passed 15 million players earlier this year and has sold over a million copies on Steam. The game has grown since its release in 2018, with Megalodons, story missions, dogs and more all being added. Producer Joe Neate previously stated that next year will be the 'biggest yet' for Sea of Thieves.

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  • 1080p already? That worries me. I figured the series x would drop resolution in a few years to focus on graphics and fps. But I didn't expect the series s to do it at launch.
  • 1080p60 is for series S, 4k60 for X
  • Exactly, clear as day!
  • I guess I just expected more
  • The Series S isn't a 1080/1440p 60fps machine, if you want 60fps on the Series S then sub Full HD will be the norm with exception of game like CoD