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Sea of Thieves Passes 15 Million Players Since Release

Sea of Thieves

Rare has announced that Sea of Thieves has now passed the 15 million players mark since launch.

Sea of Thieves first released on the Windows 10 Microsoft Store and Xbox One in March 2018. Despite this, the game’s momentum picked up around 2020; seeing more growth in the past six months than all of 2019. In fact, the game only hit the 10 million mark fairly recently, in January 2020.

The game released on Steam in June 2020, leading to the game’s best month so far, with 3.2 million active players. Rare notes that over 1 million of those came from Steam, and the game has maintained a spot on the platform’s top seller list since launch.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below.


About the Game
Sea of Thieves offers the essential pirate experience, from sailing and fighting to exploring and looting – everything you need to live the pirate life and become a legend in your own right. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.
Whether you’re voyaging as a group or sailing solo, you’re bound to encounter other crews in this shared world adventure – but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?

A Vast Open World
Explore a vast open world filled with unspoiled islands, sunken ships and mysterious artefacts. Take on quests to hunt for lost treasure, seek out cursed Skeleton Captains or gather valuable cargo for the Trading Companies. Go hunting and fishing or choose from hundreds of optional goals and side-quests.

Unforgettable stories
Play through the Tall Tales to experience Sea of Thieves’ unique take on a story-driven campaign. With 11 tales to play through across two epic storylines, these immersive and cinematic quests provide around 30 hours of the ultimate pirate fantasy.

Become Legend
On your journey to become a Pirate Legend you’ll amass loot, build a reputation and define a unique personal style with your hard-earned rewards. Adventurer. Explorer. Conqueror. What will your legend be?

A Game That’s Always Growing
With five major expansions and almost a year’s worth of monthly updates, Sea of Thieves is a service-based game that is continually growing and evolving. Check back each month to see what new content has been added.


Sea of Thieves is available for Windows PC (via the Microsoft Store, and Steam), and Xbox One. If you missed it, you can find our review here (we can’t recommend it enough!!)

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