Microsoft finally revealed March 20, 2018 as the release date for Rare's online pirate adventure, Sea of Thieves. If you've been eagerly awaiting the game, that's still quite a wait to hit the seas and start hunting for treasure. Thankfully, Microsoft has some extra booty to stoke the hype with Sea of Thieves fans ahead of launch: a limited edition controller.
Available for preorder now (opens in new tab), the Sea of Thieves Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller sports a pretty slick set of customizations. Made up of a largely purple color, it features teal accents in the form of glowing paint splatter and button labels. Of course, there's also a big glowing skull planted right in the middle of the controller, as well as some worn detailing on the right grip. The compass directions around the left thumbstick are also a pretty nice touch fitting of a nautical theme.
Xbox Wireless Controller – Sea of Thieves Limited Edition is now available for Pre-Order, releases globally in all Xbox One markets on Feb. 6, 2018 https://t.co/xjC42g39VO pic.twitter.com/GnCFwmr0RXXbox Wireless Controller – Sea of Thieves Limited Edition is now available for Pre-Order, releases globally in all Xbox One markets on Feb. 6, 2018 https://t.co/xjC42g39VO pic.twitter.com/GnCFwmr0RX— Larry Hryb 🇺🇦 (@majornelson) December 8, 2017December 8, 2017
On top of the custom details, Microsoft says that the controller will come with an exclusive in-game Ferryman Clothing Set, along with 14-day trials to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.
It's a pretty spiffy controller that brings to mind the extensive details Microsoft put into a similar custom Gears of War 4 controller (opens in new tab) around that games launch. Unfortunately, it will cost you quite a pretty penny. The Sea of Thieves Limited Edition controller can be preordered now for $74.99. The controller is due for release ahead of the game, though, on February 6, 2018. Sea of Thieves itself is also up for preorder at Microsoft for $59.99.
I haven't really followed much on this game, but I liked this controller enough to preorder it.
This is a really cool controller - nice job MS :)
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