Sea of Thieves Passes 10M Players

Xbox Wire announces Sea of Thieves has stolen the hearts of over 10 million players since the launch of Rare's online pirate game. They say this makes the Xbox One and Windows 10 game "the most successful new IP from Xbox this generation." Along with gratitude to all those players, the post also discusses a new free update coming next week:
For everyone at Rare, the Sea of Thieves community represents the very best of what gaming can be. It’s home to players from more than eighty different countries, bringing together gamers on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC and creating countless stories and moments that people can treasure. Seeing these stories shared through social media or other community spaces is something that inspires the team every day. To every person who’s played Sea of Thieves, thank you.

Our community will be at the centre of our January update – ‘Legends of the Seas’ – which will be available to all players for free from Wednesday January 15. Not only will this update celebrate our community and its stories, it will also feature two limited-edition gifts to mark our 10 million player milestone. Log-in to the game between January 15 and 22 and claim a free custom sail and a special new emote.
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Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jan 10, 2020, 00:42:
this is not a streaming friendly game. half of the time you are just voyaging across the ocean manning different parts of a ship. not really what people tune into twitch for. elite 360 noscopes are few and far between here.

also, gotta take game pass numbers into that equation. not everyone who played this one extensively had bought it.

I dunno, I watched Summit play this for a month.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
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this is not a streaming friendly game. half of the time you are just voyaging across the ocean manning different parts of a ship. not really what people tune into twitch for. elite 360 noscopes are few and far between here.

also, gotta take game pass numbers into that equation. not everyone who played this one extensively had bought it.
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Jan 9, 2020, 13:52
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Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 11:27:
mirthy wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 11:22:
Good games and good games for streaming audiences aren't really the same thing.

This game was pretty much built for streaming but it is not "good" regardless.

The best thing I can say about it is that's its fun to get drunk and play with friends but that applies to pretty much any game.

It also has really amazing ocean wave tech. I was impressed by AC Odyssey having rolling waves, but this is something else.

My knee-jerk take on the game when it released was "this game isn't going to last very long" but I have a friend who enjoys playing it. Like you said, in coop it's great. Get your friends together, pilot a ship, maybe meet some other teams online who join your crew, stab them in the back and toss them overboard and steal their ship. Do pirate-y things.

I'm still not really interested in playing it but that's a pretty strong feat for them - 10 million players having tried their game. Since it's on the game pass, I suppose people aren't buying the game anymore, at least on PC anyway.
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Jan 9, 2020, 11:27
 Verno
 
mirthy wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 11:22:
Good games and good games for streaming audiences aren't really the same thing.

This game was pretty much built for streaming but it is not "good" regardless.

The best thing I can say about it is that's its fun to get drunk and play with friends but that applies to pretty much any game.
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Jan 9, 2020, 11:22
 
Good games and good games for streaming audiences aren't really the same thing.
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Jan 9, 2020, 09:57
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Numinar wrote on Jan 8, 2020, 21:24:
I think this game is fucking amazing and there is nothing else like it. If anything they are adding too much stuff!

But it’s very much doing it’s own thing and intentionally ignoring traditional ideas about progression and narrative, to its benifit I believe, there are enough Age of Sail adventure, management and combat games out there but but nothing like this. If you want to sail co-operatively it’s phenomenal, kid loves it and I find the sailing and combat problems very interesting. Not many AoS games you can share with others where those sails on the horizon are a truly pants shitting event.

Totally this. This is basically a big pirate sandbox and is awesome with friends. The sailing/ocean mechanics are captivating.
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Jan 9, 2020, 09:42
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Jan 9, 2020, 09:42
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I've heard that it's similar to RDR2 online right now. You grind in order to unlock new things to grind, then you grind some more to get some guns, grind some more to get clothes, grind some more to get hats, then when you've gotten everything and actually start shooting other players they rage at you because you're interrupting their grinding.
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Jan 9, 2020, 08:31
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Most of my friends have Gamepass, and SoT is pretty entertaining to get 4 people together in. No, there isn’t any actual progression, and missions are fairly basic, but it’s the imprecision of the game that gives it that...something extra.
Single player, it’s boring as hell. Co-op is fun, with a good split between slow times like trying to figure out a location on a map, to frantically trying to save your ship from a kraken.
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Jan 9, 2020, 08:00
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Jan 9, 2020, 08:00
 Verno
 
It is just "number of players downloaded" or something silly. The game is barely a blip on streaming services.
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Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 8, 2020, 19:40:
Darks wrote on Jan 8, 2020, 19:21:
Why? its like the biggest POS game I ever played. There is literally nothing to do in the game.

Yeah, I don’t understand those numbers. There has got to be something fishy going on. Pun intended.

Maybe it’s a community thing or something like that.
10 million is almost certainly the total amount of accounts created for the game, not active players or unique monthly logins. It was as far as I recall part of the Xbox Game Pass at one point, so lots of people tried it out for free.
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It looks like a childs game.
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Jan 9, 2020, 06:23
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Barely 700 viewers now on Twitch, the bloom is off this rose...
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There's a similar game on steam called Black Eater or something, but it looks more fun with focus on lots of players on the same ship. Not just 4 players.
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Darks wrote on Jan 8, 2020, 19:21:
Why? its like the biggest POS game I ever played. There is literally nothing to do in the game.

I read in several places that the "game" really had little content--that it's more of a sort of basic sailing simulation. Never bought it.
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Jan 8, 2020, 21:24
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I think this game is fucking amazing and there is nothing else like it. If anything they are adding too much stuff!

But it’s very much doing it’s own thing and intentionally ignoring traditional ideas about progression and narrative, to its benifit I believe, there are enough Age of Sail adventure, management and combat games out there but but nothing like this. If you want to sail co-operatively it’s phenomenal, kid loves it and I find the sailing and combat problems very interesting. Not many AoS games you can share with others where those sails on the horizon are a truly pants shitting event.
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Jan 8, 2020, 20:48
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Jan 8, 2020, 20:48
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For the love of goodness! Total registered means nothing. What matters is how many people actually play the game now. If the game were on Steam, it would be moderately easy to extrapolate a guess based on Steam stats combined with Twitch viewers.
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Jan 8, 2020, 20:04
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Jan 8, 2020, 20:04
 
It's just the total number of people who have tried the game. They were running free trials within the first 6 months, and then Xbox game pass came along and made it virtually free all the time. If they had a more impressive metric to boast about, they would.
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Jan 8, 2020, 20:03
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Well, it looks fun when you see people play it in streams and Youtube. And it is fun for a few hours.
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Darks wrote on Jan 8, 2020, 19:21:
Why? its like the biggest POS game I ever played. There is literally nothing to do in the game.

Yeah, I don’t understand those numbers. There has got to be something fishy going on. Pun intended.

Maybe it’s a community thing or something like that.
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Why? its like the biggest POS game I ever played. There is literally nothing to do in the game.
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