Sea of Thieves used to be a locked-down release, being exclusive to the Windows Game Store on Windows 10, and Xbox One. That will soon change as the game is being released on Steam shortly. And as usual, the Steam version will require Windows 10, and will not work on Windows 8 or 7.
Rare and Microsoft have been steadily adding new content to the game since launch. The open-world seafaring game made a big splash during its beta test, showing off a variety of quests, factions and high-seas shenanigans for many players looking to have some fun with piracy. The game has grown quite a bit, adding a ton of new elements, including new quests aplenty since that time.
The recent expansions added new hunts on unexplored islands for booty and plunder, where players fought new varieties of undead enemies to claim spoils. is a game that teaches a masterclass in lateral progression. Players start the game with all of the gear and abilities they need to explore the world, but can steadily improve the look of their avatars and ships by completing quests. Quests reward currency and reputation that can be traded in for a vast array of cosmetic items.
With the Steam release, all the new and old content in Sea of Thieves will be accessible for any PC gamer running Windows 10. Rare and Microsoft have also teased that the release will mark the full launch of cross-play across all the different platforms.
“We’re genuinely thrilled to bring Sea of Thieves to Steam, and look forward to welcoming the Steam community to our game so we can share a grog and a shanty together and hear the tales of their adventures,” said Craig Duncan, studio head at Rare.