If you’ve been keeping track of Sea of Thieves and its updates, 2020 was a great year for both the game and for developer Rare. The action-adventure pirate game received a slew of new content thanks to the regular stream of updates, as well as hit a milestone in terms of player count.
More specifically, Sea of Thieves reached 15 million players this year, which is definitely a cause for celebration. That being said, it seems that Rare has set its eyes on bigger things next year, and according to executive producer Joe Neate, players can expect the pirate adventure title to get even better in 2021.
The newest Sea of Thieves update is set to release very soon, bringing with it bug fixes and quality of life changes. While this upcoming update isn’t as hefty as the Fate of the Damned update from last month, Neate still took to Twitter to briefly discuss the update as well as talk about how 2021 will “definitely be the biggest year yet” for Sea of Thieves.
In Neate’s tweet, he initially mentions how “it’s been a long year,” and he’s right – it HAS been a long and difficult year, especially for video game development. Several games had to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic stunting their development.
That being said, people and companies alike are looking forward to 2021 hoping for a fresh, new start, including Rare.
It's been a long year. Incredibly proud to be a part of the team at Rare and to witness how everyone has worked together to keep Sea of Thieves evolving. Lots to come in 2021. Will definitely be the biggest year yet. #seaoftease
Might even add the Shrouded Ghost https://t.co/7ZJarAofzg
— Joe Neate (@JoeNeate1) November 17, 2020
Sea of Thieves was released way back in 2018, and it was definitely not as fleshed out then as it is now. Thanks to the continuous updates released by Rare, the new features and content slowly turned Sea of Thieves into the beloved game that it is today.
From changes made to its PvP mode to brand-new modes in general to even the addition of dog companions, the hardworking team behind Sea of Thieves transformed the bareboned video game from 2018 to a complex and enjoyable multiplayer adventure.
At this point, it’s hard to deny that 2020 brought great things to Sea of Thieves, which is saying something given how turbulent this year is due to the pandemic. So if the executive producer says that 2021 will be even bigger, then we should all be excited.
We can’t even begin to imagine what Sea of Thieves has in store for all of us next year! For now, all we can do is guess, although Neate did tease fans that the Shrouded Ghost might be added in the future.
Whatever it is that Rare has planned for the future of Sea of Thieves will surely be exciting. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.
As we all know, next-generation consoles have already been released, and this seafaring action-adventure by Rare is, let’s say, going with the flow. More specifically, Sea of Thieves received a significant update on the Xbox Series X and S which greatly improved the game’s performance.
In addition to that, it has been ensured that the pirate game will work smoothly on the brand-new consoles. This fact alone indicates that Rare is planning big things for Sea of Thieves and that the game will continue to improve and evolve as time goes on.