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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Starts On January 24

by Imran Khan on Jan 09, 2018 at 01:35 PM

Microsoft have announced that the closed beta for Sea of Thieves on January 24, this time allowing players to post screenshots, stream, and talk about the game. 

The beta will run its start date 4:00 AM PST on January 24 to 12:00 AM PST on January 29, giving about five days for players. The closed beta is available to players who preordered the game and anyone who joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Program before December 1, 2017.

The previous betas prohibited players from broadcasting thoughts on the game or footage from the beta publicly, while the next beta has no such restriction. The beta will be available on both Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Sea of Thieves will also be releasing on both those platforms on March 20. It is the first new non-Kinect game for Rare Ltd. since Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.


Our Take
This seems like a game that would benefit from having an open beta, so hopefully they'll launch one next month, as well.