Sea of Thieves closed beta extended due to server issues

Rare and Microsoft have announced that the closed beta for Sea of Thieves will be extended due to server teething problems.

The upcoming exclusive’s closed beta kicked off earlier this week for Xbox One and Windows 10, although it, unfortunately, wasn’t smooth sailing for all.

‘You may have seen there were access issues for some players at the start of the beta. The team at Rare and Xbox have been working to resolve this issue and we wanted to let you know the Closed Beta will now be extended until 8am GMT on Wednesday, 31 January,’ the developer wrote in a blog post.

According to the update, some players who pre-ordered Sea of Thieves digitally were receiving a ‘too early’ message and being denied access to the beta.

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Sea of Thieves is currently slated to release on March 20, 2018 for Xbox One and Windows 10. It will be a part of Xbox Play Anywhere meaning digital purchases will bag you a version for both platforms.

Microsoft recently confirmed that all of its major exclusives will now be available on Xbox Game Pass upon their release. That means anyone with an active membership can enjoy them for a fraction of the price.  

We’ve been spending a bunch of time with the Sea of Thieves closed beta recently and will have updated impressions coming your way later today!

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