E3 2017: Sea of Thieves delays release to early 2018

While it should come as no shock that Sea of Thieves was going to fail to make its projected spring 2017 release window, especially considering that the game is only now working its way through a technical alpha, it still might be a little disheartening for would-be buccaneers to hear that they will have to wait until next year to take up piracy.

At E3 this past weekend, Rare announced that its multiplayer title has been delayed until early 2018 for both Xbox One and PC.

While this is certainly a bummer, there was a bright side to Sea of Thieves’ E3 appearance: The team released a fairly amusing and informative gameplay video to demonstrate how the game will function in a multiplayer environment.

“We don’t want to spoil any of the new and improved features on show, but we can tell you that sharks, shipwrecks, swashbuckling in storms and the lost art of human cannonballing all play a part in this adventure,” the team said. Check it out below!

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johnwillo

I was expecting this; the podcast did not sound like people gearing up for their final push to GM. I’m willing to wait.

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zeko_rena

This one looks fantastic, I only found out about it last week and quickly ran onto the Xbox Store in hopes it was out and had just somehow slipped past my radar, but now I have to wait waaaaaaah

Water looks fantastic, especially in the storm

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BDJ

I was blown away really… on both ends of the spectrum…. by the same thing.

The positive – The water was the best water i’ve seen in any game to date. It looked amazing.

The negative – How in the WORLD can they have water that looks like this and the rest of the game look and play like it did.

The difference between the two is mind boggling to me. It just doesn’t look like the same people made the water and the rest of the game.

Before seeing the e3 footage, the game was barely on my radar. Now, I cannot wait til the game comes out.

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Jack Pipsam

They actually kind of made fun of that in the video for last years E3 presentation.

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deekay_plus

i didn’t know there was a release date to begin with so no bad news here for me :P

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Zander

Oh shit, dont do this, Rare. Armsbend on suicide watch.

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Armsbend

I don’t even completely get this and I love it.

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Zander

Last Friday in the ‘ monetization run amok’ thread you said

If Sea of Thieves or New World are a bust I’m likely to walk away from the traditional MMORPG forever.

Here I’m thinking the delay would kill spirits when I know if Star Citizen were to be a bust, My PC gaming days definitely have to be on suicide watch.

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Jack Pipsam

They can take as long as they need in my opinion, they can’t afford to release the game half-baked like Microsoft did with Age of Empires Online. I am excited for it, it seems like my kind of game so much. Jolly.

I am technically part of the technical alpha, although I keep missing the times the severs are active. But the side effect is that I do get the newsletter and I have noted how much they have added to the game over the year, they’re working full time on this, every week there’s something new or different, I think it’s great.

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