Sea of Thieves’ Cursed Sails Update Goes Live Today

Developer Rare has confirmed that their shared-world pirate simulator, Sea of Thieves, has now surpassed five million players.

Considering that two million players logged into the game on launch day (March 20th), hitting five million players is a very impressive feat. Five million players, however, does not equate to five million copies sold since the game is also available on Xbox Game Pass for $9.99 a month.

The announcement comes at the same time as the games’ free Cursed Sails update, which introduces new enemy Skeleton Ships, a new Brigantine three-player ship, and a new co-op Alliance system that “allows players to meet in the world, form an alliance and adventure together.”

Rare is also introducing a three-week limited campaign in celebration of the Cursed Sales update. It will offer new goals and rewards each week and will be available for anyone that purchased the game on Xbox One and Windows 10, or who subscribe to Xbox Game Pass. Even if you can’t take part in the limited campaign, Rare has assured that all features introduced in the campaign will remain in the world for everyone to “see and experience.”

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“Sea of Thieves is a uniquely social game, where interacting with other players – either on the same ship or on rival crews – plays a critical role in the overall experience,” writes Executive Producer at Rare, Joe Neate on Xbox Wire. “Because of this, every single one of the five million players who’s played has bought something unique and special to the game: themselves.”

According to the Xbox Wire post, the Sea of Thieves community has helped the game rack up 300 million views on YouTube and more than 40 million hours on Twitch.

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