Sea of Thieves Unexpectedly ‘Coming Soon’ to Steam

Microsoft has now officially confirmed a Steam release for Sea of Thieves

, but hasn’t revealed a release date.An Xbox Wire post didn’t adda release date or a price, but it did confirm that the game will feature cross-play with Xbox One and Windows Store versions:

“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.”

Original Story: Sea of Thieves has received a Steam store page, without any formal announcement of the move from Microsoft.

You can check out the page for yourself, which lists a planned release date of ‘Coming Soon.’

Rare’s seafaring adventure was previously only available on PC via a purchase from the Microsoft Store or through the Xbox Play Anywhere scheme, which meant that if you purchased the game on your Xbox console, you could also play the game on your PC. The game is also part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC library, for those of you with an active subscription.Other Xbox Games Studios games have arrived on Steam in the past, most recently Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

It appears to be part of Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ service-led strategy, which has famously eroded the barriers of platform exclusivity over the past few years, perhaps most notably with Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition and Cuphead launching on the Nintendo Switch.For more on Sea of Thieves, check out our 2020 updated review of the game, which we called “an endless sea of possibilities.” If you’re already playing, check out our article covering recent updates to the game, which added firebombs and a new Tall Tale.

IGN has contacted Microsoft for comment.

Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN who longs to one day be a Pirate Legend. Follow him on Twitter.




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