Sea Of Thieves Reaches 15 Million Players, 1 Million On Steam
Multiplayer pirate adventure Sea of Thieves has been going strong since first setting sail over two years ago, with developer Rare introducing quite a few updates to the swashbuckling experience. Fans have been especially receptive to the high-seas adventure as the title passed the amazing milestone of 10 million players back in January of this year. Only six months later, Sea of Thieves has now reached yet another impressive feat in handsomely assembling a total of over 15 million players since launch.
The new milestone was recently revealed in a new post from Xbox, with Rare executive producer Joe Neate revealing Sea of Thieves’ sizeable total player base alongside a number of other impressive statistics. Not only has 2020 been the most successful year for Sea of Thieves thus far, but last month (June 2020) was also revealed to be the biggest ever for the title, amassing 3.3 million players logging in to live out their best pirate life. This plunderful uptick coincided with Sea of Thieves’ official debut on Steam, which experienced a milestone its own crossing a million sales after only a month.
? Today we raise our tankards to the 15 million pirates who have set sail for adventure and glory upon the Sea of Thieves – thank you! May your Voyages always be memorable, treasure hauls plentiful and bananas satisfyingly cronchy. ?
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) July 20, 2020
Seeing Sea of Thieves garner such success is wild to see in 2020, especially as the game was memorably criticized for its lack of content back in 2018. This epic milestone happens as the game prepares to say “ahoy” to its new content update Ashen Winds, which has a boatload of new features planned to roll out soon. In addition to addressing hit registration and accessibility improvements, players will be introduced to a new skull item with the ability to fire immense flames from its mouth. Originally set to arrive today, this new update has since been delayed due to “technical issues,” but Rare assures more information will arrive as soon as some are available.
Due to technical issues, tomorrow’s maintenance window has been delayed. This means the Sea of Thieves servers will NOT be taken offline at 10am BST, Wednesday 22nd. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve locked down revised launch timing for the Ashen Winds content update.
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) July 21, 2020
Sea of Thieves is available now for PC and Xbox One.
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