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Sea of Thieves Beta Extended by Two Days

According to an announcement by Rare, Sea of Thieves beta has been extended by two days. Players can enjoy the waves and thrill of the sea for another 48 hours.

Over at the official website, developers wrote to apologize for a few issues players are facing. One of the problems included the inability to access the closed beta. Sea of Thieves devs are working hard to resolve this but in the meantime, those who do have access to the Sea of Thieves closed beta are getting two extra days out in the sea.

We know your gaming hours are precious and our number one goal is to get everyone with Closed Beta access into the game as soon as possible. Whilst we work on making this happen, we’d like to announce that we’re extending the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta by two days. This means the Closed Beta will now end on Wednesday, January 31st at 8am GMT. We want to ensure that anyone who has missed out on anytime sailing the seas still gets to enjoy the Closed Beta to its fullest.

The new Sea of Thieves timings are as follows.

  • EST: 7am 24 Jan to 3am 31 Jan
  • CST: 6am 24 Jan to 2am 31 Jan
  • PST: 5am 24 Jan to 12am 31 Jan
  • CET: 8am 24 Jan to 9am 31 Jan

Sea of Thieves beta is currently running on Windows 10 as well as Xbox One. The game is releasing on March 20 for both platforms and according to a recent revelation, the title will be a part of the Xbox Game Pass. For $10 per month, players will be able to play all first-party games such Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and yes, Sea of Thieves. According to the head of Xbox Marketing, the game pass is expected to be a gamechanger for the platform as well as the industry.

It is sort of like Netflix for games, a monthly subscription for exclusive content but instead of streaming, you can actually download directly to your drives.

What are your views on the Xbox Game Pass? Do you think the service will be popular among the Xbox community?