Sea of Thieves is immensely popular–and that is a part of the rationale why the sport is having widespread technical points. In a developer replace, Rare studio head Craig Duncan and government producer Joe Neate mentioned the sport’s issues and what’s being performed to repair them. They additionally revealed that the Xbox One and PC recreation reached 1 million gamers in its first 48 hours.
“We have seen unprecedented numbers coming in to Sea of Thieves and enjoying Sea of Thieves. The curiosity has been insane; the quantity of individuals enjoying has been mind-blowing,” Neate stated.
Sea of Thieves is free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Microsoft has not shared any particulars on how many individuals purchased the sport outright versus those that picked it up with a Game Pass subscription. Additionally, Microsoft affords a 14-day free Game Pass trial, and we do not understand how many individuals are enjoying Sea of Thieves on that trial. Whatever the case, 1 million gamers in 48 hours is a big determine, and it has absolutely solely grown greater nonetheless.
In the video, Duncan says an engineer advised him that at one level close to launch on March 20, some 5,000 individuals had been becoming a member of the sport each minute. Rare held a number of scale exams for Sea of Thieves earlier than launch, however the dwell recreation is seeing Three-Four occasions extra individuals attempting to play throughout peak occasions than in the course of the exams. Many of the sport’s issues now are scale-related, and Duncan careworn that Rare has engineers working 24/7 to repair the problems and enhance the expertise.
An enormous replace for Sea of Thieves dropped right this moment, and it consists of varied fixes for the sport’s on-line infrastructure. You can see the complete patch notes right here in GameSpot’s earlier protection.
GameSpot’s Sea of Thieves assessment scored the pirate recreation a 6/10. Reviewer Peter Brown stated, “Even although it is onerous to wholeheartedly suggest, I like sufficient of what I see to carry out hope that issues will ultimately enhance as the sport continues to be patched and up to date with new content material.
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