While there is a lot of fun being reported from players in this past week’s Sea of Thieves closed beta (for the ones who could get in, that is), one of the common complaints that we’re hearing is a disappointment over the amount of content on display. This may be in part due to Rare’s decision to create a “bespoke” experience that intentionally limited the beta.
Because of these concerns and fears over a fun but possibly shallow game, some players have datamined the current version of the game to see what they might be missing. Dataminers catalogued a bit more content, including the three NPC factions (or companies), several types of creatures (such as sharks and parrots), the ship-destroying kraken, mermaids, more types of riddles, additional ship customization options, various shops, plenty of weapons, and several maps and locations.
While some gamers see that as plenty, others are finding it wanting – and still others are pointing out that the client may not have everything anyway, even hidden. Maybe it’s a good idea to just not judge the full game on this particular beta, yeah?