Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… fresh from Xbox’s E3 2018 conference, we’ve got a teaser for new Sea of Thieves content.
Now, gamers everywhere are going to feel some kind of way about Sea of Thieves. A console exclusive for the Xbox One (and there aren’t enough of those to go around, as we know), this one held a good deal of promise. A ‘pirate-based open world co-op action adventure’ is an intriguing Frankenstein mishmash of genres, after all, and that’s something many were interested to get in on.
Something like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s sailing sections dialled up to eleven was an enticing concept. Who wouldn’t want to make a pirate crew with their friends and wreak havoc on the high seas together? The sad fact was, the game struggled to live up to that sort of hype. Critics were largely disappointed, citing such factors as bugs, a trollish playerbase and a lack of content.
Then there were Rare’s questionable decisions along the way, such as the ‘Death Tax’ they tried to impose on players who met unfortunate ends. Which they will, constantly.
Never mind all of that, though. In this brave new age of post-release patches and updates, content-light titles need not remain so. Just look at Street Fighter V, which launched in such a barebones state it didn’t even have an arcade mode to its name. Speaking of bones, we’ve got some Pirates of the Caribbean-style skeletal pirates coming or way in the freshly-announced Sea of Thieves expansions.
That’s right. Hot on the heels of The Hungering Deep, the expansion that just launched on May 29, the Xbox E3 2018 conference gave us a quick teaser of two more content packs incoming.
We were first introduced to the Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores content packs back in April. All we were told then was that the former will bring a new ship type into the fray, while the latter will offer a new part of the world to explore. In this E3 trailer, not only are Rare getting boastful about the title (4 million players! 1.5 million friends made! 91 million hours played!), they’re introducing us to the super-dark contents of these new updates.
There’s also a handy-dandy release schedule in the teaser. Cursed Sails is set to arrive in July, while Forsaken Shores is due to drop in September.