While it was rumoured to happen – and hinted at by Phil Spencer – it seems that Sea of Thieves is finally coming to Steam. Today, a store page was found by Twitter user Lashman.
Sea of Thieves wouldn’t be the first Xbox Game Studios game to come to Steam after their refound commitment to the platform. Earlier, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and State of Decay 2 found their way. Currently Microsoft is also working on bringing the entire Master Chief Collection to Valve’s platform.
The store page doesn’t include a release date or information on pricing. So we’ll have to wait for that. It does however, include some good details:
For two years, pirates across the globe have set out in their droves to uncover the mysteries of the Sea of Thieves. Brave buccaneers have taken on Megalodons, repelled the killer Kraken and looted skeleton-filled Forts, forging their names into legend. More than 10 million unique players have already embarked upon this search for adventure, treasure and glory, and soon we’ll be opening the gilded gates to welcome in Steam users!
If you’re seeking the full, glorious sweep of the pirate life, you can dive head-first into Adventure mode where you’re sure to find a wealth of secrets and plunder, guarded by more enemies than you can shake a blunderbuss at. For those looking for a more PvP (Pirate versus Pirate) experience, the Sea Dogs are waiting in The Arena, where you can test your skill against other aspiring champions.
So be a bold solo sailor in a Sloop, grab your full Galleon crew or set sail with anything in between, with a range of ships and crew sizes sure to suit your voyaging needs. Keen to find your sea legs first? The Maiden Voyage will get you ship-shape with a tutorial led by the Pirate Lord himself. With all these options open to you, there’s never been a better time to dive in!
“Sea of Thieves has always been about incredible pirate adventures where you never know who or what is just over the horizon,” said Rare’s Studio Head Craig Duncan. “The team at Rare continue to evolve Sea of Thieves, adding more variety and content so that every new voyage feels rich and fulfilling as you make friends and foes on the seas. We’re genuinely thrilled to bring Sea of Thieves to Steam, and look forward to welcoming the Steam community to our game so we can share a grog and a shanty together and hear the tales of their adventures!”
We’re happy to confirm that cross play will allow Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam users to adventure together when Sea of Thieves launches on Steam, letting you assemble your perfect pirating crew, whatever their preferred platform.