Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Gowans, Feb 1, 2018.
This was tweeted from a visitor at Rares HQ today.
Sea Of Thieves is gonna be big for Microsoft, and in all honesty the game is pure fun in every way possible.
I love it.
Average of over 6 hours played per person.
Not bad for a beta with no content.
SO excited for this, the Beta was really great fun! boil that sea water down becuase I think there will be a lot of salt generated over this game, and I'm just talking about angry players getting their chests stolen from my crew!
I don’t care what anyone says...
...the Beta was the first time I’ve liked using Mic (and text chat) in a game since the Rainbow Six Vegas Terrorist Hunt Days!
So many memorable stories with Randoms while we were just “Gold Digging”.
I was super surprised by the beta and the reception, i thought it was a total risk but man the sandbox is so much fun.
It's gona be a long two months to the game, it's a really interesting approach too, a level playing field, not overly gamified with menus and meters.
Can't wait to play, all my crew are game passing up to play it.
The beta was that kind of MP experience that made you beg for more. I played Monster Hunter over the weekend and all I could think about what that Sea of Thieves beta
The beta was really fun, and the hype seems all over the place between Twitch, Mixer, forums, etc.. With the Game Pass inclusion, a healthy playerbase is practically guaranteed, and if Rare keeps the content coming for years it could be one of those "everlasting" games, not unlike Minecraft or Rocket League - mind you, not as big, but similarly easy to just jump back to from time to time. Great game and great to see something so different work so well, looking forward to release date.
Quite interesting that the sloop is substantially more popular than the galleon. Also quite interesting to see that the player count is fairly low relative to the stratospheric numbers on Twitch. It suggests there's a lot of people still out there, excited for the game, but that haven't played it. Lots of room to grow :)
Best thing I've played in years. Just fun through and through.
March 20th is SO FAR AWAY IT HURTS.
Hopefully there’s an open beta because I’d quite like to try it on PC. Watching the twitch streams made it seem like a lot of fun, especially if I can get a few people to crew with.
if I didn't have monster hunter world right now I'd seriously be investing in cryogenically freezing myself
This is the only have that makes me regret getting rid of my xb1
... Unless Sunset Overdrive 2 is announced.
Glad to hear the game seems great
So excited to play this! C'mon release date.
Wonder if an Open Beta could crack a million. Anyway, it's a good early sign that they may do all right in terms of sales.
I loved playing the game with a group of friends, but really didn't get into watching it on Twitch. I found it very boring to watch, even though it was quite popular there. Am I the only one to think this?
The closed beta client had an 8GB update today - likely for ongoing pioneer testing sessions (I don't have access) but perhaps they are priming it for an open beta?
Would be nice!
Always enjoy these types of numbers after a beta. It always interesting to see what stands out.
It's probably the incredible waves.
Well done. I think it’s going to be a big game, albeit maybe not immediately.
Maybe because of closed beta, but not even 1 mil players for a beta? I don't know it sounds good or ...
Can't wait for for ERA to downplay this games success like they did with PUBG lol.
Yay! So happy for Rare!
nice ststs! what is CCU?
Very nice, cant wait til March. Im glad Rare is back in the spotlight with a big hit!
Had a lot of fun with the beta. Can't wait for the release!
Very happy for Rare, I hope this sells like gangbusters I will be there day one, can't wait for Jez article on the real game, he was so hyped on Twitter, he went from concerned about the content in the beta to a cheerleader over night after playing the full game with the other media... I'm stoked to try something different
I gave the beta a try but got bored quickly, what was there was cool but got old quickly for me. The foundation is solid though and the game is beautiful + the water tech is really cool.
I hope the fully fleshed out game delivers.
Can't wait for the full release, had a blast playing with one friend, once the game releases more 2 friends will jump in, this game will do gangbusters.
Nice to see it doing decent during the closed beta and I'm really awaiting the release after the few hours I spent in their world.
Hell yes. Can't wait to play this with my crew.
The game looks really good and I was skeptical at first but after seeing streamers playing the game, i want it now !!!
The visuals are really beautiful too, i just want to explore this world so much...happy this kind of game is coming to Xbox One.
Yay, Rare! Always happy to read success stories.
Pleased to see such a fresh and unique game get such success at this stage. With inclusion on Game Pass it should be pretty huge.
Not bad. Curious to see how it translates to the full game. Before the beta I didn’t think it had a chance to have an impact (was actually worried for Rares future), but after seeing the viewers on Twitch I’m a little more confident that the game will be well received.
I only watched the Giant Bomb video and it really reminded me of No Man's Sky in that the player progression seemed really shallow. If they just put in some kind of leveling up system with skill trees for your character and give you XP for beating enemies, finding treasure and completing quests it would feel better for me.
At least I'll probably be able to get my fill with a free trial of Game Pass.
314k players doesn't seem like a lot? For Honors closed Alpha had more than 6 million players, and Gran Turismo Sports closed Beta had over 1 million players. It will be interesting to see how it sells as it seems like there is definitely some interest there, but the scale and size of that interest is harder to gauge.
Can't wait to play this game. It's even making me use the Microsoft store again, something I'm sure I will regret!
314k seems really, really low for a beta. Was it a limited beta?
Didn't you need a pre-order to get beta access? I didn't bother pre-ordering since the game pass news.