Sea of Thieves - A Pirate's Life resulted in Sea of Thieves' most successful month ever

From your reactions on social media to your fan art and stories of exploring the five new Tall Tales, it’s been amazing – and all this excitement resulted in our busiest ever month on the seas, with June seeing 4.8 million active pirates out on the water!

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DiRtY112d ago

4.8 million players in one month is spectacular for a game that 3 1/2 years ago. Sea of Thieves is a huge success for Microsoft.

TheDoomedGuy111d ago

That's for one month. While nice it isn't exactly news that a game sees an uptick in player count during the month of newly released content.

DiRtY111d ago

More than 15 million people played the game until 2020. It is a success.

TheDoomedGuy111d ago (Edited 111d ago )


Success is determined by revenue not by player count. But whether or not it's a success wasn't the point of my comment.

I don't know if it was a success or not but number of players doesn't make a game a success.

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Christopher112d ago

Single-player content brought in new players. Interesting.

z2g112d ago (Edited 112d ago )

All of sea of thieves and all of its dlc is multiplayer and can be played solo. That’s the whole point of the game. This dlc is no different. Nothing has changed.

Christopher112d ago

The Tall Tales items are literally instanced and don't involve other players. Please tell me how it wasn't changed again?

DiRtY112d ago

did you really try to make Sea of thieves a single player experience?
Spoiler: It is not.

Christopher112d ago

The Tall Tales items are literally instanced and don't involve other players.

DiRtY112d ago

You can play Counter Strike against Bots. Must be singleplayer!

Christopher112d ago

***You can play Counter Strike against Bots. Must be singleplayer!***

Literally said the content is SP. Not the game. You're not winning the argument you think you are. If there was an MP add-on for Spider-Man, that wouldn't make the core game any less SP.

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gamer7804112d ago (Edited 112d ago )

its single and multiplayer, just instanced based is the only difference. Its an already fantastic game, with now another amazing free expansion. Rare knocking it out of the park.

Christopher112d ago

It is one of the more unique offerings. And, instanced based is a huge difference IMHO. Huge.

gamer7804112d ago

@christopher its nice being able to do some tall tales like pirates life without being attacked, but at the same time i like having a mix of quests where you are out in the wild like a pirate and anything can happen. I think they can find a healthy mix of both.

Tedakin111d ago (Edited 111d ago )

Only 2 of the 17 Tall Tales in the game are instanced. 3 of the 5 Pirate's Life Tall Tales are not instanced and must be played with other players in the world.

coolbeans111d ago

Yes, but it's complicated. Since most of these responses haven't been helpful, I'll try to break the instanced stuff down more thoroughly:

Chapters 1 & 3 are the standard RPG instances you're exactly thinking about: start in the SOT standard world and then go through an unlocked portal.
Chapter 2, 4, & 5 are still managed WITHIN the main world, but the special places you go to are set away from the other islands. Your ship COULD be attacked, but it's hard to argue why. Pirate's Life story-goers probably didn't stock up on any loot before venturing out.

I'm not sure if you've checked out any of the reviews on it, so wanted to clarify this point further. ;)

Christopher111d ago

I couldn't find any good reviews on it. 😈

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WackoDaSniper112d ago

Very relaxing game to play by yourself or with a friend. The sights and sounds are a nice break from FPS games

traumadisaster112d ago (Edited 112d ago )

My kids and I teamed up and had fun with this.

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