A Pirate’s Life for All – Sea of Thieves Cross-Play Officially Confirmed

Sea of Thieves Cross-Play Announced at Gamescom

Amid the bountiful announcements already made known at Xbox’s Gamescom event, Microsoft has also revealed the new treasure that awaits Rare’s pirate-themed action game Sea of Thieves. Developers have implemented an inclusive cross-play feature between PC and Xbox One editions of the open-world swashbuckler, allowing players from either platform to pillage and plunder together. Sea of Thieves cross-play arrived on the game’s latest closed alpha immediately following the announcement.

Cross-play has been slowly growing in availability as of late, with multiplayer favorites such as Minecraft and Rocket League adopting multi-network functionality. Along with Sea of Thieves cross-play, the game will also sport upgraded Xbox One X enhancements, offering 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. The PC version has considerably more relaxed limitations in its support for ultrawide displays and an unlocked framerate.

Sea of Thieves Cross-Play Announced at Gamescom

Revealed back in 2015, the release date for Sea of Thieves has been pushed back a number of times in the past, but the game was last aiming to set sail sometime in 2018. Developer Rare’s ambition to craft a unique multiplayer experience likely contributes to the delay, but with a larger wealth of content seems like a worthwhile trade-off for just a year’s wait.

What do you think? Are you excited to play Sea of Thieves with your console brethren, or are you more of a platform purist? Are you waiting for a Switch port first? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on the Twitter for the latest gaming news coming out of Gamescom 24 hours a day! For other headlines from the Xbox conference, check out the links below.

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.

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