Sea of Thieves’ Closed Beta Had 332,000 Players; Rare Reveals the Numbers

Sea of Thieves' beta is now closed and Rare has quite a few numbers to share on how many people played and watched the action on Xbox One and PC.

on February 3, 2018 12:06 PM

Today Rare sent a mailing blast to those who took part to the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta, and it includes some numbers and statistics.

Despite some issues that caused the developer to extend the beta by two days, it got 332,052 players sailing around its archipelago, and those players spent over two million hours at sea cumulatively.

Since testers were allowed to stream for the first time, over 25,000 of them broadcasted their gameplay or created video, with a average of 140,240 cumulative viewers and about 14.5 million cumulative hours watched. The game reached first place in live viewers on both Twitch and Mixer. 

You can check out the handy infographic with all the data below. If you want to learn more about the game, you can check out a trailer for the beta itselfanother from the day before, celebrating the inclusion in the game in the Xbox Game Passthe latest gameplay from the developersanother recent trailerone more trailer from last month, more gameplay footage recorded by the developers, and one last gameplay trailer. You should also listen to our video interview with Rare Studio Director Craig Duncan.

Sea of Thieves will release for Xbox One and PC on March 20th, 2018.

Sea of Thieves' Closed Beta Had 332,000 Players; Rare Reveals the NumbersSea of Thieves' Closed Beta Had 332,000 Players; Rare Reveals the Numbers

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