Sea of Thieves launched in March to mixed reviews. Some are having a blast in the pirate adventure while others are struggling to see the appeal. There was one thing both sides could agree on and that was that the game needed more content. Rare has now outlined the content plans for Sea of Thieves over the next year. Right now the dev team is focused on refining the game and addressing the feedback from players over the game’s first month, but players can expect new content starting next month.
A key part of new content for Rare is adding new ways to play. They will use weekly challenges and new content to provide players with a range of opportunities and unique experience to help them create their own pirate legend. The weekly events will begin in May and be a regular part of the game moving forward.
The first content update this May is The Hungering Deep. Rare plans on adding a new AI threat that will challenge players. As always teamwork is key as crews will have to work together to discover and defeat this threat as part of a unique event. Rare will also introduce new mechanics and unique rewards related to this event. They did not reveal too many details but the new threat will encourage players to meet and work together with other crews. Along with this will be new communication methods.
Later this summer there will be two new content updates. The first is Cursed Sails which will add a new ship type, followed by Forsaken Shores, which will expand the world map. Both will be accompanied by new mechanics, goals, and rewards. Events will provide unique event specific rewards however the new mechanics and content will remain after events to help enrich the world. This way Sea of Thieves can keep growing.
Executive Producer Joe Neate says there will be three more content updates on top of that before the end of the year. Rare is also committed to making the game equally accessible to all players and as such, all content updates will be available to all players, at no additional cost.
Watch Sea of Thieves‘ Design Director Mike Chapman and Executive Producer Joe Neate break down the content map below.
Sea of Thieves is available for PC and Xbox One, members who subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass can play for free.