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Sea Of Thieves Is Microsoft’s Fastest-Selling New IP On Xbox One

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Sea Of Thieves Is Microsoft’s Fastest-Selling New IP On Xbox One

It was announced by Microsoft, that their new IP from developer Rare, Sea of Thieves, is their fastest-selling new IP on Xbox One, despite all the problems the game had during launch due to some early server and performance issues, the title is already proving to be a success for Microsoft.

“In addition to topping the UK sales chart in its first week on the market, developer Rare revealed that Sea of Thieves is Microsoft’s fastest-selling new IP this generation. Moreover, the game has already achieved an impressive milestone, surpassing two million players only a few days after it managed to reach one million in its first 48 hours. That doesn’t necessarily mean the game has sold two million copies, however, as it is also free to play for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

“We’ve also been blown away by how the game has bought players together,” Rare said in a thank-you message to fans. “More than half of a million new Xbox Live friendships have been forged to date and over 400,000 players have joined an Xbox Club to find pirates to share stories with.

“We know the response has led to some scale challenges and exposed some bugs we have addressed and will continue to address. Please know that the team at Rare is working hard to tackle any player-impacting issues and this is our number one priority.”

Rare deployed Sea of Thieves’ first update earlier this week, which primarily made performance improvements and addressed a long list of bugs. However, the game was briefly rendered unplayable on Xbox Game Pass following the update, although that issue has since been resolved.


A Shared-World Adventure Game that lets you be the pirate you’ve always dreamed of in a world of danger and discovery. Explore a vast ocean where every sail on the horizon means a ship filled with real players who may be friends or foes. Form a crew and voyage to treasure-filled islands, face legendary creatures and test your mettle in epic ship battles against other pirates.

True High Seas Adventure in True 4K

Experience a rich, fantastical world filled with pirates, danger, and discovery, all in 4K! Sea of Thieves is a 4K UHD, HDR, Xbox One X Enhanced, Xbox Play Anywhere title.

Key Features

  • Shared World – Shared-World Adventure Game created by Rare Ltd. Be the pirates you want to be in a shared world filled with real players.
  • True Cooperative Gameplay – It’s your crew VS the world.
  • Immersive Action and Adventure – A rich, fantastical world of unspoiled islands, monsters and mythical creatures.
  • Seek Out Treasure and Adventure – Sail together on voyages to distant shores on the hunt for riches and renown. Unravel ancient riddles, face off against hordes of monstrous creatures or plunder from other pirate crews – the choice is yours!”

Sea of Thieves is now available on Xbox One and PC. You can read more about the title in our Sea of Thieves review.

For more information on Sea of Thieves, visit its official website.

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