News items tagged with sea of thieves

20 Most Anticipated Games of 2017

20 Most Anticipated Games of 2017

With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s time to look ahead to what’s coming down the pipeline in 2017 for all platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and the Nintendo Switch. 2016 saw the relea...

By Jason Gallagher on 22 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Later

Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Later

Sea of Thieves, the forthcoming Microsoft exclusive, is being pitched as a games as a service-style game. Publisher Microsoft sees it as the sort of game that players will want to keep coming back...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 May 2018
Sea of Thieves: Where to find the Red Speckled Chicken

Sea of Thieves: Where to find the Red Speckled Chicken

Some of the biggest questions facing Sea of Thieves after its popular beta tests were how the game would be able to keep players engaged over the countless hours after it officially launched. With...

By Derek Nichols on 20 May 2018
Sea of Thieves 'Hungering Deep' Update Launches in May

Sea of Thieves 'Hungering Deep' Update Launches in May

Sea of Thieves is quickly coming up on its two-month anniversary and it looks like a celebration of sorts is planned. Today Rare announced that the much-anticipated Hungering Deep update is on trac...

By Rory Young on 19 May 2018
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Microsoft releases a list of console exclusive games coming to Xbox in 2016, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break, and more. Overall, it’s safe to say that 2015 was a...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Getting Private Crews in Next Update

Sea of Thieves Getting Private Crews in Next Update

In a developer update today, it was confirmed that Sea of Thieves will be adding a private crew option in an update dropping next week. After giving an explanation for delaying this week’s update,...

By Jordan Gerblick on 18 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

Rare, developer behind Sea of Thieves recently detailed that a new update coming to the game would be adding the option for closed crews. It now seems fans won’t have to wait any longer to check ou...

By A.J. Plautz on 17 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Adding Private Ship Crews

Sea of Thieves Adding Private Ship Crews

Developer Rare’s new open-world pirate RPG Sea of Thieves has been awash with criticism since its launch, but the developer may be about to make a significant change for the better. In a recent devel...

By Matt Morgans on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Adds New Cosmetics, Anniversary Gift

Sea of Thieves Adds New Cosmetics, Anniversary Gift

Sea of Thieves has been through rough waters since its release, but has since been updating and patching the game to iron out some issues. A recent patch even added new ship customization options a...

By A.J. Plautz on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Balances Weapon Damage in Latest Update

Sea of Thieves Balances Weapon Damage in Latest Update

The latest Sea of Thieves update, available now, balances damage dealt by two weapons and includes a host of improvements to the game’s quality of life. The platform-wide update addresses various b...

By Jordan Gerblick on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Already Has a Hacking Problem

Sea of Thieves Already Has a Hacking Problem

Action adventure pirate game Sea of Thieves has finally been released on Xbox One and Windows PC, and players are enjoying taking to the high seas, battling other players, searching for loot and fi...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves ‘Death Cost’ Gets Nixed

Sea of Thieves ‘Death Cost’ Gets Nixed

Several days ago, the video game developer Rare announced that it was going to impose a “Death Cost” feature in Sea of Thieves that would charge players a fee for dying in the title, with each deat...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves: Ybarra Issues Free Xbox Live Challenge

Sea of Thieves: Ybarra Issues Free Xbox Live Challenge

Sea of Thieves may have received a lackluster reception from the gaming community, but this does not mean that Microsoft has given up on the title. Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Gaming, Mik...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves to Charge Players

Sea of Thieves to Charge Players "Gold" For Dying [UPDATE]

[Update 2: Rare, the developer of Sea of Thieves has now decided to do away with the “Death Cost” idea (click link for details).] [Update 1: Rare has clarified its Death Costs statement in Sea of T...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Gold Reward, Reputation System is Broken

Sea of Thieves Gold Reward, Reputation System is Broken

To say that Sea of Thieves has had a rocky launch would be an understatement, and that’s not because the game features some really impressive and oftentimes tumultuous waters. Developer Rare has st...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Map Shows All Animal and Fort Locations

Sea of Thieves Map Shows All Animal and Fort Locations

Navigating the waters in Sea of Thieves can be treacherous, especially for those players that can’t get their bearings. Luckily, one player put together a map detailing their findings on each islan...

By Curt Hutson on 10 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Plans New Ship, 6 Major Content Updates

Sea of Thieves Plans New Ship, 6 Major Content Updates

As promised, Rare has delivered a tentative roadmap detailing its content plans for Sea of Thieves. Today the studio released both a short article and a 14-minute “Inn-side Story” video going into...

By Rory Young on 10 May 2018
Sea of Thieves' Kraken Design is Disappointing

Sea of Thieves' Kraken Design is Disappointing

Nothing is more iconic in pirate lore than the Kraken, so its inclusion in Sea of Thieves is not surprising. When the creature was first leaked, gamers were shown the blackened sea and powerful ten...

By Joshua Duckworth on 01 May 2018
Sea of Thieves to Charge Players for Dying [UPDATE]

Sea of Thieves to Charge Players for Dying [UPDATE]

[Update 2: Rare, the developer of Sea of Thieves has now decided to do away with the “Death Cost” idea (click link for details).] [Update 1: Rare has clarified its Death Costs statement in Sea of T...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 12 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Achievements Revealed

Sea of Thieves Achievements Revealed

Sea of Thieves developer Rare has published a full list of the game’s 60 achievements (for a total of 1,000 points), but with a special pirate-y twist. Rather than explaining what players have to d...

By Sydney Olmstead on 07 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Free to New Xbox One X Buyers

Sea of Thieves Free to New Xbox One X Buyers

As one of the most high profile Xbox One exclusive games to be released this year, Sea of Thieves already has a lot of eyeballs on it. The beta testing period of the seafaring pirate adventure game...

By Jasmine Henry on 06 April 2018
Why Sea of Thieves Ship Crews Only Support 4 Players

Why Sea of Thieves Ship Crews Only Support 4 Players

After a lengthy absence, Rare is back and nearing completion of its latest game called Sea of Thieves. This open world multiplayer title lets players live out their pirate fantasies by looking for...

By Derek Nichols on 03 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Leak Reveals A Massive Water Creature

Sea of Thieves Leak Reveals A Massive Water Creature

Since its reveal at E3 2015, Sea of Thieves promised players an open and dynamic world to live out pirate fantasies of treasure hunting, drinking, and ship battling. The recent closed beta test gav...

By Derek Nichols on 21 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Datamine Reveals Plenty of New Content

Sea of Thieves Datamine Reveals Plenty of New Content

The Sea of Thieves closed beta has only been active for a handful of days, but that hasn’t stopped hungry gamers from turning over every rock (in-game or otherwise) in the quest to uncover as much...

By John Jacques on 21 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Beta Preventing Many from Playing

Sea of Thieves Beta Preventing Many from Playing

The Sea of Thieves closed beta is now live for anyone who pre-ordered the game or participated in the closed alpha test, but unfortunately some players are reporting difficulty signing on to play....

By Patrick Kirk on 21 March 2018
5 Most Exciting Xbox One Exclusives of 2018

5 Most Exciting Xbox One Exclusives of 2018

Microsoft has been heavily criticized for a lack of Xbox One exclusives recently. The cancellation of Scalebound left a void in an already sparse schedule of titles that aren’t available on other c...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Starting Quest for Real Golden Bananas

Sea of Thieves Starting Quest for Real Golden Bananas

Xbox One exclusive Sea of Thieves will release later this month and Xbox is looking to promote the launch of the pirate game with a real-life quest for golden bananas. It’s all in the spirit of Sea...

By Weston Albert on 21 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Xbox One Bundles Leak

Sea of Thieves Xbox One Bundles Leak

With an impending release just weeks away, the highly-anticipated action-adventure game by Rare, Sea of Thieves, has attracted a great deal of attention from fans. Now, as has so often been the cas...

By Matt Morgans on 21 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Open Beta in the Works

Sea of Thieves Open Beta in the Works

The closed beta for Sea of Thieves has come and gone and despite server issues on day one, it’s safe to say it was quite the success. With interesting co-operative gameplay and fun cartoonish art s...

By Benjamin Lister on 21 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Release Date Announced in New Trailer

Sea of Thieves Release Date Announced in New Trailer

Yesterday at the Game Awards, Xbox and the developer Rare released a new trailer for Sea of Thieves that revealed its release date. Considering it was previously delayed from a 2017 to a 2018 relea...

By Joshua Duckworth on 14 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Announces PC and Xbox One Cross-Play

Sea of Thieves Announces PC and Xbox One Cross-Play

Microsoft has officially announced that Rare’s multiplayer pirate action game Sea of Thieves will feature cross-play between Xbox One and PC. The announcement came during today’s Xbox Gamescom live...

By Rory Young on 14 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

Although Sea of Thieves has already received special treatment from Microsoft, it is continuing in the form of a new custom controller. Set to release on February 6, this impressive controller is d...

By Joshua Duckworth on 14 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Trailer Features Dynamic Storms

Sea of Thieves Trailer Features Dynamic Storms

The latest Sea of Thieves video from Rare, part of the studio’s Inn-Side Story series of developer-led feature introductions, focuses on the addition of storms to the game. The big, beautiful, and...

By Rory Young on 14 March 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Using Sea of Thieves Tech

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Using Sea of Thieves Tech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is incredibly popular and only just hitting its stride, and it seems as though Microsoft is willing to do whatever it takes to be a part of that. Not only will the onl...

By Rory Young on 13 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Gets Special Treatment from Xbox

Sea of Thieves Gets Special Treatment from Xbox

According to developer Rare, the upcoming Sea of Thieves has achieved such a heavy level of trust with Microsoft that the company will not have to undergo the traditional certification process when...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 09 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Dev Says Cross-Play 'Knocks Down Walls'

Sea of Thieves Dev Says Cross-Play 'Knocks Down Walls'

Cross-play between Xbox One and PC “knocks down barriers,” says Rare Executive Producer Joe Neate. Rare just ran its first internal test with cross-play enabled between Xbox One and PC for its upco...

By Rory Young on 13 February 2018
Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Off Combat

Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Off Combat

Rare announces a new alpha test session for swashbuckling MMO Sea of Thieves, which will feature an expanded world and explosive combat against skeletons. Though progress has been slower than promi...

By F. O'Sullivan on 13 February 2018
5 Xbox One Exclusive Games To Look Forward To

5 Xbox One Exclusive Games To Look Forward To

With the recent release of the Xbox One S, and the impending launch of Project Scorpio, Xbox fans have plenty to look forward to this year. Additionally, with Microsoft “very focused” on first-part...

By Boston Blake on 12 February 2018
Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

Sea of Thieves senior designers discuss the game’s unique co-op gameplay mechanics, and reveal how players will need to communication and work together for success. While many Xbox gamers mourn th...

By Boston Blake on 07 February 2018
New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

Rare releases the fourth ‘Short Haul’ trailer in a series of Sea of Thieves developer diaries, this time focusing on visual effects like cannon explosions. Today Rare delivered the fourth Sea of Th...

By Rory Young on 24 January 2018
Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

One editor goes hands-on with Rare’s Sea of Thieves, coming away toting the imminent high seas multiplayer title as the long awaited return to form for the famed studio. I pulled out a shoddy looki...

By Riley Little on 06 January 2018
Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Xbox Australia prematurely reveals the February release month for the upcoming Rare-developed multiplayer pirate game Sea of Thieves on PC and Xbox One. Sea of Thieves was a pleasant surprise at th...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 January 2018
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

We speak to several of the developers at Rare about their upcoming game Sea of Thieves, and learn that the multiplayer will be similar to Destiny‘s – but ‘more impactful’. There’s no question about...

By Riley Little on 05 January 2018
The Best Games of E3 2016

The Best Games of E3 2016

Unlike past year’s E3 events, this year’s had a particular air of familiarity. Going into the even most gamers had a pretty good handle on what should be announced, and by and large the major publi...

By Anthony Taormina on 03 December 2017
Sea of Thieves Delayed to Early 2017

Sea of Thieves Delayed to Early 2017

In a new interview, the head of Xbox Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg, reveals that Rare’s pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves has been delayed to 2017. One of the games PC and Xbox One players we...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Rare is debuting the debut gameplay trailer for Sea of Thieves, the online multiplayer pirate adventure game, live at Microsoft’s E3 2016 Xbox press conference. To sail the seven seas, embracing th...

By Rory Young on 09 September 2017
Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

After a strong 2015, the Xbox One looks to have another year full of high quality exclusive games, thanks to titles like Gears of War...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 July 2017
2017 Video Game Release Schedule

2017 Video Game Release Schedule

With so many games coming this year, here’s Game Rant’s 2017 Video Game Release Schedule. We will update the list often as new games are announced, delayed, and released.

By Boston Blake on 21 May 2017