Rare continue to make progress on Sea of Thieves, their open world pirate themed action game that’s set to release early next year exclusively for Xbox One and PC, and now they’re ready for one last major test phase by opening the game up to even more players.
The technical alpha has been running for almost a full year, with a continued limit on the amount of players given access as various features, updates and bug fixes have been implemented into Sea of Theives. Currently the alpha has upwards of 200,000 players and that’s soon set to increase dramatically as the last alpha test gets set to sail. By joining, players will be able to send feedback to Rare on both their experiences during game play and any bugs or technical issues they may come across, allowing the studio to improve the game before its general release.
Anyone who logs in and joins the Insider Programme for Sea of Thieves before Dec. 1 will be invited to participate on either Xbox One or Windows 10 PC’s. You’ll need a valid Xbox Live account with Xbox Live Gold to support Sea of Thieves online only functionality, and be over 18 in order to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement). As the game is still in alpha, you won’t be able to stream or document your experience on YouTube.
There’s currently no official date on when this last alpha test will begin, but an announcement is expected very soon on the official Xbox and Sea of Thieves social media feeds, so keep an eye out.
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