February 16, 2017 – Sea of Thieves is deep in the Technical Alpha phase, and this weekend Rare is expanding on the latest content with Update 0.1.1: Taming New Seas. Head over to the Rare blog for the full details:

If you’ve been following the development of Sea of Thieves, then you know we’re building our shared-world pirate adventure in a different manner than our previous titles. With an emphasis on community involvement and feedback, we’ve been inviting players into the game sooner than ever before.

This kicked off with our Technical Alpha last December and Technical Alpha Update 0.1.0: The Quest for Gold, which gave players new tools and matchmaking capabilities. This weekend’s update, 0.1.1: Taming New Seas, introduces elements that change the way players experience the game: gravity, voyage system implementation, new regions and islands, and maniacal gun-toting skeletons, to name a few! It also means that we’re inviting more of our Sea of Thieves Insiders to have a go in our treacherous waters.

As we move forward developing Sea of Thieves, we’ll have additional Technical Alpha Updates and will be growing our invited player-base as we move through the phase. With every Technical Alpha Update for Sea of Thieves, we invite more of our Insiders to help test the game – and it’s not too late to join! You can enlist in our armada of potential testers by signing up today.

Until next time!

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