Sea of Thieves has been delayed to 2017

Sea of Thieves will be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2017, Microsoft and Rare have confirmed.

Speaking to Kinda Funny in a recent video, Xbox Games’ Aaron Greenberg confirmed a rough “early 2017” release window for the game.

“Not far after [Gears of War 4] we get things like Halo Wars 2 in February and we just keep kind of cranking as we go through. Sea of Thieves is coming out in that window, Scalebound, a lot more titles…”

The game was previously slated to launch in 2016, but it’s nice to have confirmation on when we can roughly expect to play Rare’s latest adventure.

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Rare also confirmed that Sea of Thieves has no plans to support a free-to-play model after launch, a question that surfaced due to its largely online gameplay elements.

From the developers of Viva Pinata, Banjo Kazooie and Kinect Sports, Sea of Thieves will have players team up to man their own pirate ship and sail the seven seas.

You can check out the E3 2016 trailer below:

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