News | PS5 version Sea of Thieves will have a closed beta next weekend

A closed beta for the PlayStation 5 version of Sea of Thieves will be held this weekend.

Developer Rare announced this via social media. The beta starts on Friday, April 12 at 11:00 AM Dutch time and runs until April 15. People gain access by pre-ordering the game via the PlayStation Store. Participants will also unlock the Dauntless Adventurer Sales and Title. Participants will also automatically receive ten levels of Renown for the Season 12 battle pass.

Sea of Thieves will be available on PlayStation 5 from April 30. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it will also bring games that were previously exclusively released on Xbox and PC to PlayStation and Switch. The first games included in this are, in addition to Sea of Thieves, also Grounded, Pentiment and Hi-Fi Rush.

Last week, Rare revealed more information about the PS5 version of the game. For example, the game on PS5 uses the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback of the DualSense controller and you can choose between two graphic modes. Progress made from the Xbox and PC versions is included because people have to link the game to their Microsoft account.


News | Season 8 of Sea Of Thieves kicks off November 22

On November 22, players can get started with the new season of Sea of Thieves.

Developer Rare announced this on Twitter. The new season promises to bring new Adventures and Mysteries, as well as a new Plunder Pass.

In addition, the developer announces that it will broadcast a live stream on November 18, revealing more new content from the eighth season. Also shown during the live stream are the results of the ‘Return of the Damned’ adventure, in which players could make a choice that will affect the game’s storyline.


News | Sea of Thieves adventure Lost Sands starts May 26

The sixth season of Sea of Thieves concludes with a new adventure called Lost Sands, which starts on May 26.

Developer Rare has revealed this in a new trailer. It is the fourth part of the Season 6 story and is unique in that it gives players the chance to choose an in-game faction with permanent consequences for the game world, and in particular the Golden Sands island that takes center stage this season .

One can choose to join the Reaper’s Bones, leaving the site in ruins. People who don’t join that are in favor of rebuilding Golden Sands. The adventure ends on June 9 – then it should become clear which faction has gained the upper hand.


News | Sea of Thieves Introduces Mysteries

Rare adds "Mysteries" to Sea of Thieves, riddles that are solved partly inside and partly outside the game.

Mysteries are in fact riddles to be solved. These riddles are partly solved in the game, but hints can also be found outside the game, for example via social media.

Mysteries are not solved individually by players, but by the entire community together. Progress made is visible to all players. In this way, Rare hopes that players will work together to solve everything. In that sense, Mysteries are somewhat reminiscent of an ARG.

The description is pretty vague for now, but Rare promises that when the first Mystery starts sometime later this week, things will become clearer. The first Mystery should in any case be an investigation into a murder.


News | Dogs are coming to Sea of Thieves

An upcoming update to Sea of Thieves will add dogs to the game.

The update is due for release in September and will allow players to take dogs as pets. Like previous pets such as cats, parrots and monkeys, players can give attention to dogs by, for example, petting them.

Sea of Thieves is from Rare, the makers of games like Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie and Kinect Sports and has been available for several years. In the game, players form a pirate crew together with friends or strangers. You have to work together to pilot a pirate ship, search islands for treasure and fend off other pirates and monsters.

Sea of Thieves is available on Xbox One and PC.


News | Sea of Thieves for Steam announced

The multiplayer game Sea of Thieves will be available on Steam, developer Rare has announced.

The game is already available on Xbox One and on PC through the Microsoft Store and Game Pass, but soon to Steam. When exactly is not yet known. The Steam page has already been launched. All versions of Sea of Thieves support full cross-play.

Sea of Thieves is from the makers of games like Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie and Kinect Sports and has been available for several years. In the game, players form a pirate crew with friends or strangers. One must work together to pilot a pirate ship, search islands for treasure, and ward off other pirates and monsters.


News | Sea of Thieves receives story-driven update

During XO19, developer Rare revealed the following expansion of Sea of Thieves. The update is story driven and has the name The Seabound Soul.

The Seabound Soul update tells the story of Captain Pendragon. This captain is trying to unravel the mystery of a strange ship called the Ashen Dragon. The update introduces a new enemy to the world of Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves and players can expect the story to unravel over the coming months.

Unlike previous updates to this pirate game, this expansion is told as a Tell Tale game, in other words, the update revolves around a story being added. Players experience, together with the crew of Captain Pendragon, typical pirate adventures and must complete all sorts of tasks and missions for him.

In addition to the story-driven update, a new danger is also being introduced, namely fire. This means that players can fire bombs at each other for the first time. In addition, controlled fires can get out of hand, for example when roasting a fish.

Incidentally, Rare unveiled their latest game Everwild yesterday, but according to the developer this means nothing for the maintenance of Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves. Players can still expect the same effort from the team as before.


News | New Rare game Everwild revealed

Rare's Everwild  was unveiled during the Inside Xbox presentation. It appears to be a colorful, open world with people and animals.

Open nature areas with all kinds of animals can be seen in the trailer. Various human characters walk through it and interact with the animals. There are no more details about the game yet. The game will release on Xbox One and PC.

The most recent game from Rare is Sea of Thieves, which was released on Xbox One and PC in 2016. Rare continues to support this game. The developer, who has been part of Microsoft for some time, has previously delivered games such as Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark Zero and Kinect Sports. Before that, they made games for Nintendo platforms, such as the Donkey Kong Country series and GoldenEye 007.