Yesterday afternoon, Rare confirmed via the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account that their ongoing closed beta on Xbox One and Windows 10 has been extended to January 31st to make up for players experiencing issues over the last two days. The full tweet can be seen embedded below.
Update: we’re extending the #SeaOfThieves Closed Beta by two days as we know some players are having a rocky time getting into the game. We’ve posted a Closed Beta Studio Update here: https://t.co/mrgxdjN5W8 pic.twitter.com/v3YBfpuW7i
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) January 25, 2018
The Sea of Thieves closed beta originally started on January 24th and was scheduled to end on January 29th. All of this changed once players started experiencing issues getting into the beta and others who pre-ordered the game digitally were getting “too early” messages. The decision to extend this closed beta is smart as it will give everyone more time to determine whether or not Rare’s new game is worth their time and money. For those who are still on the fence after the closed beta has ended, they will have the option of trying out the full game for cheap when it debuts on Xbox Games Pass.
Sea of Thieves launches on March 20th for Xbox One and Windows 10. Are any of you enjoying the closed beta? Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the game and more in the comments section below.
Source: Sea of Thieves website