The news was announced over Twitter and detailed in a new blog post.
“We know that a number of you are still unable to get into the game to play. Our Community and Customer Support teams are working hard to keep you all updated with information as we get it, but we’re also taking what you’re telling us back to the other teams here at Rare,” the post began.
“We know your gaming hours are precious and our number one goal is to get everyone with Closed Beta access into the game as soon as possible. Whilst we work on making this happen, we’d like to announce that we’re extending the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta by two days,” the post continued. “This means the Closed Beta will now end on Wednesday, January 31st at 8am GMT. We want to ensure that anyone who has missed out on any time sailing the seas still gets to enjoy the Closed Beta to its fullest.”
Update: we're extending the #SeaOfThieves Closed Beta by two days as we know some players are having a rocky time getting into the game. We've posted a Closed Beta Studio Update here: https://t.co/mrgxdjN5W8 pic.twitter.com/v3YBfpuW7i
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) January 25, 2018
The end time corresponds to 7.00 pm AEDT on Wednesday, 31 January for us Aussies.
Though connectivity issues plagued the title over the weekend, players were initially receiving error messages saying they were trying to access the beta too early.
Have you given the Sea of Thieves closed beta a go? The title heads to Windows PC and Xbox One on 20 March — it will also be added to the Xbox Game Pass program on the same date.