Sea of Thieves

A limited and simplistic pirate adventure, but one with an abundance of character and a thrilling conviction in its own ideas.

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Jelly DealsHere's a sneak peek of this year's Xbox Black Friday deals

Games, controllers and more all set to go on sale.

FeatureFive of the Best: Maps

Never eat shredded wheat.

Sea of Thieves' pet monkeys, parrots detailed ahead of this week's launch

Arriving as part of new microtransaction store.

Rare talks Sea of Thieves' upcoming pets and micro-transaction store

Plus cross-play opt-outs, hit registration, and more.

Price confirmed for Xbox Game Pass on PC

Confirmed games include We Happy Few, Forza Horizon 4, and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Microsoft reportedly plans Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription

UPDATE: Now official, due "later this year".

Sea of Thieves' latest limited-time event is all about having nowhere to hide

And the Merchant Alliance now gives better rewards.

Sea of Thieves is making PC and Xbox One cross-play optional

And plans afoot for "more fluid, less clunky" combat.

Microsoft details this weekend's two-hour X018 Inside Xbox live stream

Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, Forza 4, and more.

FeatureRare talks Sea of Thieves' first six months, and what's next

As its third expansion, Forsaken Shores, arrives.

Rare reveals Sea of Thieves' hellish new lands and skeleton crews

Next big content drops in July and September.

Sea of Thieves is finally getting a private crew option next week

UPDATE: Fix to address frequent disconnection errors rolling out now.

Sea of Thieves just added loads more loot

UPDATE: New dev video says private crews due next week, and more.

Rare outlines next few months of content updates for Sea of Thieves

New ship, biome, and mysterious "AI threats".

Sea of Thieves error messages explained - CyanBeard, LavenderBeard, CinnamonBeard and what we know about other errors

Struggling to get into Sea of Thieves? Here are the known issues and resolutions available so far.

Sea of Thieves gold - chest and treasure loot values and the best ways to get gold fast

How to earn gold fast from a range of sources in Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves guide - how to start Voyages, quest structure, and what to do first

All our guides in place for gettings started and working your way through Sea of Thieves' quests.

Sea of Thieves Skeleton Forts - Skull Clouds, Stronghold Keys and how to defeat the raids

How to take down Skeleton Forts, Sea of Thieves' toughest challenges.

Sea of Thieves installation - unlock times, how to download Sea of Thieves on PC and Xbox One

How to and when you can download and install Sea of Thieves, however you're playing.

Sea of Thieves tips and tricks - essential advice for conquering the high seas

Plenty of useful tips for newcomers and those already familiar with Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves Kraken - how to find the Kraken location, killing the Kraken and loot explained

Everything you need to know about hunting down the Kraken in Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves sailing - how to sail into the wind, win ship combat and sailing terms explained

How to sail faster, sink more ships and rule the oceans in Sea of Thieves.

Sea of Thieves map - Island locations, names, shapes and how to find every island

Each island in Sea of Thieves' map detailed, so you always know where to go.

Sea of Thieves will be down for hours tomorrow

Wave off five hours of playtime.

Sea of Thieves' Final Beta is here, open to everyone on Xbox One and PC

Adds Merchant Guild quests! Pirate Fort tussles!

The Sea of Thieves premium shop will sell pets

But Rare promises no loot boxes.

FeatureThe Sea of Thieves endgame sounds super cool

There's more to do than ferrying chests.

The closed Sea of Thieves beta had 332,052 players

Hurry up launch, I capstan the wait.

Kraken news! Sea of Thieves closed beta update gives clues about what's to come

More skeleton types! Beards and hooks! Curse clouds!

Sea of Thieves "Too Early" bug blocks pre-order customers from beta

UPDATE: Rare extends closed beta after rocky start.

FeatureXbox Game Pass revives Xbox One's digital vision - without the evil

Microsoft kills game ownership and… it sort of makes sense?

Xbox Game Pass just got a lot better

All Xbox One exclusives from Microsoft Studios will hit Xbox Game Pass the day they're released.

Mark your calendar: Microsoft's Gamescom live show set for 20th August

Xbox One X, Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and what else?

FeatureAll of a sudden there are two big pirate games coming out in 2018

So what's the difference between Sea of Thieves and Skull & Bones?

FeatureThe big interview: Xbox boss Phil Spencer

On Xbox One X, exclusives and more.

Sea of Thieves Insider Programme offers chance at testing early builds

"We will be looking for different kinds of people at different stages."

Watch 15 minutes of gameplay from Sea of Thieves

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.

VideoWatch: Six strange moments from E3 2016

It's this week's Eurogamer Show.

These are the first Xbox Play Anywhere games

Which means cross-buy on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

FeatureEurogamer's best of E3 2016

Five games. No winner.

FeatureWhat you actually do in Sea of Thieves

And yes, you can play it solo.

Sea of Thieves is not free-to-play, Rare confirms

"If we're still adding to this game in five years I'll be very happy."

FeatureXbox boss Phil Spencer: the big interview

"Scorpio is designed as a 4K console…"

Meanwhile, at Rare...

Win a chance to play Sea of Thieves.

The Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusives due out in 2016

Gears of War 4! Crackdown 3! Sea of Thieves! More!

Rare reveals canned Banjo-Kazooie precursor Dream

A pirate-themed RPG for the SNES.

Rare announces Sea of Thieves

Pirate-themed multiplayer game features exploration and naval combat.