Steam users had better start workshopping their pirate impressions, because the winds of fortune are finally bringing the long-awaited release of Rare's open-world pirate simulator, Sea of Thieves.
The announcement comes by way of the official Xbox blog, where the game's executive producer, Joe Neate, extended an open invitation to the Steam community to hop on board.
"For over two years the members of our community have been sailing freely into fantastical adventure with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox One and Windows 10, but as we go full steam ahead we look forward to onboarding a whole new community of PC players." writes Neat. "We can’t wait to welcome these eager new pirates into the fold and watch them discover Sea of Thieves’ wide open world for themselves".
Originally launching back in 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10, Sea of Thieves has experienced its fair share of growing pains. Its first year was marred with technical issues, a depleted player base, and an overall lack of content. Since then, the developers at Rare have managed to turn the ship around by actively addressing player feedback and introducing monthly updates. With it's inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass and landing a place in the top 10 most streamed games on Twitch, Sea of Thieves saw a dramatic increase in active users throughout 2019.
"From the arrival of its first free new adventures in The Hungering Deep to the enormous Anniversary Update that introduced Tall Tales and The Arena, and then on to the introduction of more regular monthly content releases in 2019 – most recently with Ships of Fortune in April – it’s evolved into the definitive pirate adventure – growing stronger with each slew of additions and ways to play."
To commemorate the Steam launch, Rare even put together a new trailer showcasing what many of us have been missing out on over the last 2 years.
According to Neate, those who decide to set sail on June 3rd will be joining a community of over 10 million players. With numbers like that, me thinks that we're gonna need a bigger boat.