The newest update headed to the open-world high-seas adventure that is Sea of Thieves has been detailed, and it’s going to make some gamers really happy. The update that’s planned to drop on February 6, 2019 will have a major impact on file sizes for the game.
These changes will translate to massively reduced downtime for new players when downloading the base game. This does translate to patches for future content being a bit larger than normal, but the payoff should be worth it. The announcement comes this week from executive producer Joe Neate. He said that the plan was to use this as a baseline to improve the speed at which new builds of the game are created, increasing development turn-around time.
The developer also wanted to explain the process so that users could get ready ahead of time.
“We wanted to let you know about this in advance so that you can plan accordingly, and we will remind people as we get closer to the date in our weekly Developer Update videos and on our social media channels,” Neate wrote.
Overall, the game install size will go down. For the different platforms, this will mean the following improvements:
- Xbox One – from an install size of 35GB to 10GB
- Xbox One X – from an install size of 47GB to 25GB
- Windows 10 PC – from an install size of 47GB to 27GB
Sea of Thieves has improved and changed significantly since it’s launch in March last year. The game has added a ton of new content to the swashbuckling adventure, and these free updates are pretty cool.