Sea of Thieves is now on Steam and comes bringing treasure, adventure, and crossplay capabilities. When Sea of Thieves first launched, it was met with heavy criticism and lackluster reviews. Instead of giving up, the team over at Rare pushed harder to rethink their vision and the result ended with an online game that the streaming community and casual players alike fell in love with. Now that it's on Steam, that player base, and love, can continue to grow.
Rare, the studio behind the game, also confirmed to fans that there would be no delays when it comes to updates regardless of platform. Xbox, Microsoft, and Steam versions of the title will roll out the same updates as the same time, which is good for those that were wondering if it would be like games like Monster Hunter: World where there seemed to be a delay in content drops based on platform.
Sea of Thieves was also already crossplay-compatible between the Xbox and Microsoft versions, which was expected given that Xbox is a Microsoft brand. That same crossplay capability extends to Steam as well, so no one has to miss out on taking to the seas with friends just because they are already set up through a previous platform.
With only having just gone live on Steam this week, Sea of Thieves is already the number one selling game on the platform's charts and is available now for $39.99.
It's interesting to see the development cycles of games like Sea of Thieves and No Man's Sky. Both titles were universally 'hated' at launch with gamers being very vocal about an almost sense of portrayal about how these titles are marketed. Both studios, however daunting the task seemed, rallied behind their visions and revamped based on player feedback and both instances were met with resounding success. It's important to note that this type of turnaround isn't an overnight fix and requires devs and gamers to be patient but looking at how both titles are revered currently; that patience is well worth it.
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What do you think about the evolution of Sea of Thieves now that it is on Steam? Did you fall off of the pirate bandwagon? Is the Steam availability a push to jump back in? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we'd love to hear all about those pirate-filled adventures!