The Sea of Thieves‘ closed beta is on its second day, but a number of players have been having issues getting into the game at all.
The fix for the “too early” message that prevents people from playing has started rolling out last night, but it’s taking time to reach all the affected players.
Luckily, Rare is listening, and in order to make it up, they decided to extend the beta by two days. Testing was supposed to end on January 29th, and but now the closed beta will shut down its servers on January 31st at 8:00 AM GMT.
Having had time to try it for a bit, I have to say that the game is shaping up to be really charming, so I’m glad to get some more time with it.
If you want to lear more about the game, you can check out a trailer for the beta itself, another from the day before, celebrating the inclusion in the game in the Xbox Game Pass, the latest gameplay from the developers, another recent trailer, one more trailer from last month, more gameplay footage recorded by the developers, and one last gameplay trailer. The panel from New York Comic Con is also interesting, as it included the reveal of the Pirate Code. You should lastly 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.