"In the summer months, we'll debut two more content updates with Cursed Sails, which will include a new ship type, and Forsaken Shores, which will introduce players to a perilous new part of the world to explore".
Sea of Thieves has been out only three weeks for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs but pirates have been intensely interested in new content for the open sea multiplayer title. This first content update will be called The Hungering Deep and promises a new AI threat for players to confront. Details on these are scarcer, but there'll be a new ship, and a brand new part of the world to sail.
May will also show the start of Rare's new weekly events program, in which players are promised new ways to play the game and are able in to win rewards by participating.
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"We've been listening closely to our community, and we know how keen they are to hear how we plan to grow Sea of Thieves", Rare executive producer Joe Neate said. Neate also alluded to the introduction of new ways for crews to communicate with one another. In addition, some new weekly events with new mechanics will be added. Up first is "The Hungering Deep" in May, which will introduce a new threat for players to deal with. It will also introduce a number of new mechanics that will assist players on this adventure, and there will be unique rewards that players can earn as part of this event.
The studio noted that due to shifting priorities, it's putting two previously discussed elements - pets and ship captaincy - on the back burner.
With that, other tools will be added to the game that give crews more tools to communicate with other crews to make tracking down this threat more user-friendly. "Expect our plans to continue to be fluid but always with the goals listed above as our guiding principles", the update read.
Sea of Thieves, for as cool as sailing around with your friends is, has something of a content problem.