Rare rolled out Sea Of Thieves Closed Beta recently which ended last week and now Microsoft has revealed how many players participated in the closed beta.
Last week’s Sea Of Thieves closed beta had more than 332,052 players logged in. Microsoft was really optimistic about the turnout. Previously the beta was extended by 2 days for the players to enjoy to their heart’s content.
Microsoft acknowledged that although this is not a huge figure even for the beta compared to the 9 million player base for Star Wars Battlefront 1’s beta still considers it a success as Sea Of Thieves beta was closed while the Battlefront 1’s was an open beta. With that said most people had to pre-order for the code.
The aim of the closed beta of the game was to present a “bespoke experience” which has been specifically designed to give everyone a taste of the pirate life which the players can expect in the full version.
The Closed beta did not contain most of the aspects as we all know that the developers like to keep a lot of stuff hidden for the full version. It also did not cover a non-disclosure agreement, so players who have access to the beta of the game can stream, capture, clip, and screenshot as much as they like.
Apparently, the game has been a hit on Twitch, reaching the live-viewer top spot while the beta version of the game was running.
The developers have been overwhelmed by the response they received from the closed beta. For them, it was more than what they expected. All this has built up more anticipation for the game. Still, there is a lot that the developers need to work on.
According to Rare, there is a lot of variety and depth to be added in the full version of the game.
The game Sea Of Thieves full version will be released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on 20, March 2018.