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Discover The Giant Megalodon Shark In Sea of Thieves – The Hungering Deep, Available Now – Xbox Wire

Last month, we shared our plans for how we intend to build on the core Sea of Thieves experience by regularly adding new content. We’re delighted to announce that the first of our three summer updates – The Hungering Deep – is now live and available to all Sea of Thieves players at no additional cost.

While we’ve released patches for Sea of Thieves every week from launch to address the top community feedback points, this update is a little different. Not only does it feature a range of permanent new content including a fearsome new AI threat, new items and cosmetics, it also marks the first time we’ve run a time-limited campaign.

Running for two weeks, The Hungering Deep campaign offers players an unforgettable new adventure, where players will unravel the mystery of the monstrous Megalodon, a new AI threat that players will be working together to defeat. We’ve provided new tools to help you accomplish this feat –  the speaking trumpet and a flag system –  each offering a new way to communicate with other players on the high seas, alongside a new instrument in the Drum, which will form a key part of uncovering the secrets of the Megalodon. We are also introducing Scars and Tattoos with this update for players to further customize their pirate look. There are a series of time-limited cosmetic rewards included with the campaign, so get out there on the seas and keep an eye on what’s beneath the water. We don’t want to spoil the entire adventure, so we’ll let you discover the rest for yourselves.

The Hungering Deep update is available without charge to all Sea of Thieves players who have bought the game across the Xbox One family of devices or on Windows 10 PC, or who have access to it as part of Xbox Game Pass. Just download and install the latest Sea of Thieves update to get access. And don’t worry, if you’re unable to take part in the time-limited campaign, all of the features introduced with this campaign (including, of course, the Megalodon) will remain in the Sea of Thieves world for everyone to see and experience.

For more information, visit The Hungering Deep campaign page on the Sea of Thieves website, watch our Design Director and I talk about our approach to content updates and campaigns, or dig into the Developer Update video and release notes that accompany today’s update.

We’re also excited to announce that this is just the start, as Sea of Thieves players can expect to see a lot of new things over the coming months. We have two more planned updates this summer – Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores. We will constantly be listening to community feedback, and will continue making ongoing changes to the game to ensure players are receive the best experience possible. The team can’t wait to share what’s next.

Exciting times! See you out on the seas.

New to Sea of Thieves? Check out our launch trailer, or head to Seaofthieves.com for additional information.

Sea of Thieves Arrives March 20, Pre-orders Available Now

At The Game Awards last night, we were thrilled to announce that Sea of Thievesshared-world adventure will be setting sail globally on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs on March 20, 2018 for $59.99/£49.99/€69.99. The game is now available for pre-order, and you can check out the trailer above for the latest taste of the daring adventures you’ll find in-game.

Pirates who pre-order digitally or at retail will receive exclusive access to a pre-release closed beta, providing the perfect opportunity for fans to find their sea legs ahead of launch. In addition, players will kick off their sartorial adventures in style in the form of the Black Dog Pack, offering unique clothing & items with spectacular designs.

Pirates are nothing without the right tools, so we’re also happy to announce the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sea of Thieves Limited Edition so you can fight, sail and loot in style. The controller features a deep purple translucent design, adorned with laser etched barnacles, one treasured golden trigger and haunted by a mysterious glow-in-the-dark skull. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Sea of Thieves Limited Edition is now available for pre-order for $74.99 USD and ships globally in all Xbox One markets on Feb. 6, 2018.  The controller comes with the exclusive Ferryman Clothing Set* for your Sea of Thieves character, a 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial, and a 14 day Game Pass trial at no additional cost.

For aspiring pirates new to the adventure, Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game where players take to the high seas on epic voyages to unravel puzzling riddles, engage in ship-to-ship battles and discover the treasure of a lifetime. Grab your crew and journey into a unique shared world where each pirate is a real player with their own intentions and goals.

While March 20, 2018 can’t come soon enough, we wouldn’t have gotten here without the loyal support of our awesome community. From the fantastic feedback received during the Technical Alpha to support during shows and conventions, Sea of Thieves is a testament to the incredible fans who have invested in this world with us. We look forward to your continued support as we sail toward release and beyond.

For the latest on Sea of Thieves and news on closed beta dates, stay tuned to SeaOfThieves.com in the lead up to March 20, 2018. We can’t wait to share more soon!

*In-game Ferryman Clothing Set available for use in Sea of Thieves game starting on March 20, 2018.

Last Call for the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha – Invitations for All!

Hello, pirates! 2017 has been a jam-packed year for Rare and Sea of Thieves, and as we angle our sails towards that long-awaited launch in early 2018, we’re also coming up on a full year of the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha. It’s served the game incredibly well and given thousands upon thousands of budding buccaneers a chance to hit the seas on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC – and we’ll soon be waving goodbye to the Technical Alpha in its current form, so this is your final chance to get involved!

Why sign up now if you haven’t already? Everyone who joins the Insider Programme by the cut-off date of Dec. 1 will be invited to the next play session – our biggest and best yet – with the latest brace of brand new features to test. Yes, as promised, all eligible Insiders are now getting their chance to jump in and play Sea of Thieves before its release next year.

It was back in December 2016 that we announced the very first Technical Alpha sessions, following the kick-off of our Insider Programme in November. In the space of a year we’ve scaled up from that first wave of 1,000 players to almost 200,000. We’ve debuted new features from skeletal sentinels to solo ships, welcomed your feedback and used it to balance and finetune all manner of things, honoring our promise to shape Sea of Thieves alongside its community. Now we’re preparing to welcome all those Insiders still waiting to take to the waves, plus all new Insiders who sign up between now and Dec. 1.

So if you haven’t yet pounced on the possibility of playing Sea of Thieves early, waste no more time and join the Insider crew at www.seaofthieves.com/insider. Our Insiders receive regular updates from the development team through official forum posts and newsletters, and of course get the chance to play the game and share their thoughts with us as it continues to evolve.

Joining the Insider Programme is free – you just need to have an Xbox Live account (or set up a new one) and be 18 years or older to sign the NDA. As Sea of Thieves is an online multiplayer game, Xbox Live Gold membership is also required when sailing the seas on Xbox One. Please remember that these Technical Alpha play sessions are purely for the benefit of our Insiders and are currently under NDA, so they can’t be streamed or captured!

For more information about the Insider Programme including some details on eligibility, see our FAQ. And stay tuned to official Sea of Thieves and Xbox social channels for an announcement of the big play session date coming up in December.

See you all on the seas!