A bottle just washed up on the shore of Massively OP’s treasure island, and tucked inside of it was a note that informed us that the closed beta for Sea of Thieves was scheduled to run in just a couple of weeks.
From January 24th through the 29th, testers will be able to check out some — but not all — of what the game offers. This beta is available only for those who joined Rare’s Insider Program before December 1st or have pre-ordered the game. It will run on both Xbox One and PC. There is no NDA planned for the event, so streaming and screenshots are fair game.
“We’ve crafted a bespoke experience for closed beta players that offers a true taste of the pirate life and a great chance to get your sea legs ahead of our full release on March 20th,” Rare said.