The studio and the publisher have shared a long statement also providing more details about the engagement and the way the community is staying together not only in the game but on Twitch and YouTube, too.
“Being able to share that we’ve welcomed more than five million players to Sea of Thieves since launch is both inspiring and humbling. Home to players from all over the world, the thriving Sea of Thieves community includes an army of content creators who have helped the game rack up 300M views on YouTube and more than 40M live broadcast hours on Twitch”, explained Joe Neate, executive producer, on Xbox Wire.
“Seeing our creative community embrace the possibilities that Sea of Thieves presents is an inspiration to everyone at the studio, and on behalf of us all at Rare, I’d like to thank everyone who’s been a part of this amazing adventure.”
“Sea of Thieves is a uniquely social game, where interacting with other players – either on the same ship or on rival crews – plays a critical role in the overall experience. Because of this, every single one of the five million players who’s played has bought something unique and special to the game: themselves. It genuinely wouldn’t be the same without you, and we can’t wait for you to jump into Cursed Sails and see how we’re working to fulfil our promise of new content in the months to come.”
The Cursed Sails update introduces ships for three-component crews, skeleton ships that will now travel across the seven seas representing a new menace, and more stuff. You can check it out now for free on PC and Xbox One.