February 6th Update Will Shrink Sea of Thieves Significantly
Rare has announced that an upcoming Sea of Thieves update will help free up some storage space on your console and PC. Not only will it make the install size significantly smaller, but it also optimizes the way they update the game for the future.
Announced via the Sea of Thieves official website, Executive Producer Joe ‘Three Sheets’ Neate details how the process will work. First, there will be a “larger than normal” update on February 6th, 2019. Installing this update will actually download and reinstall the entire game at a much smaller install size.
Whether you’re playing on Xbox One or PC, you’re going to get quite a bit of storage space back. For Xbox One S owners, the install size will reduce from 35GB to 10GB. On Xbox One X, it’ll go from 47GB to 25GB. And finally, on PC, the game will shrink from 47GB to 27GB.
The February 6th update will help Rare to better manage future patches and updates for the game. Rare mentions that future patches might “increase slightly in the future, but the benefit is that the game install size won’t increase significantly.” Without this update, Sea of Thieves would continue to grow and take up more hard drive space. On the developer side, this change will let Rare to quickly generate and transfer builds more efficiently. In short, it’s easier for Rare which means pushing content to their players at a faster rate. It’s a win-win situation, folks.
The new update will also include the option to turn off visible Gamertags so people aren’t able to identify other crews and try and jump into Twitch streams. Other changes include tweaks to combat and removing a double gunning exploit, as well as a secret that will be revealed at a later date.
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