E3 2017: Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves video game given early 2018 release window

Laurent Giret

If the new Xbox One X was one of the main highlights of Microsoft’s E3 press conference yesterday, the company also shared important details about upcoming Xbox exclusive games. This fall, Xbox One owners will be able to play Forza Motorsports 7, Crackdown 3 and Cuphead, but the much-anticipated pirate adventure Sea of Thieves has unfortunately been delayed to early 2018.

Sea of Thieves was previously expected to ship this year, and developer Rare has already held several Alpha play sessions with members of the game’s Insider Programme. Yesterday, Microsoft shared a nearly 10 minutes gameplay video of Sea of Thieves that you can watch below:

Sea of Thieves is being developed for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, and the pirate adventure will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title. More importantly, the game will be optimized for the Xbox One X with support for 4K graphics and HDR. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to play the game next year.