Sea of Thieves counts 10M lifetime players, preps Legends of the Sea for January 15

    
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Sea of Thieves is having a good week! For a start, Rare announced this afternoon that the pirate MMO-lite has commandeered 10 million players over its lifetime – not too shabby for a title that still requires a box purchase or Xbox sub.

The studio’s also posted a fresh developer update, Legends of the Sea, launching next week on January 15th. Players can expect Umbra (previously a live-acted NPC) added to the game officially, plus exploration and discovery gameplay baked in to reward new commendations and tats, and multiple quality-of-life tweaks, better storage spawning, faster ship-sinking in arena, and so on. Opt-out for adventure crossplay is also on the way, which has Redditors and Twitter nervous since that could affect population.

The studio’s Joe Neate does say that dev updates will be shifting from being weekly, which seems like a good idea given how thin they’ve been, though he does promise more details on the update next week.

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Sorenthaz

Opt-out for adventure crossplay is also on the way, which has Redditors and Twitter nervous since that could affect population.

Lol, opting out of crossplay was a huge request for many months if not longer because of the perceived advantage PC players have over XbOne players, and PC players feeling like Xbox Live players regularly had poor comms or so on.