Sea of Thieves has three big content drops planned for the coming months, developer Rare recently detailed.
“Our first content update, The Hungering Deep, will release in May and bring with it a new AI threat to the world,” Rare’s Joe Neate wrote. “Crews will have to work together to discover and defeat this threat as part of a unique event. We will also be introducing a number of new mechanics to assist players on this adventure, and there will be unique rewards that players can earn as part of this event.”
Moreover, May will also mark the start of a new weekly event program that is said to “introduce new mechanics and give players fun new ways to play with weekly events and rewards.”
“In the summer months, we’ll debut two more content updates with Cursed Sails, which will include a new ship type, and Forsaken Shores, which will introduce players to a perilous new part of the world to explore,” Neate continued. “Similarly to The Hungering Deep, both of these updates will also include new gameplay mechanics for players, new AI threats to challenge and new unique rewards to claim.”
The content updates will be free, Neate also stressed.
Finally, Neate addressed criticisms of a lack of content by spelling out Rare’s guidelines for new content. Rare will ensure new updates to the following:
- Bringing players together in interesting ways, encouraging different types of player encounters
- Enriching the world that players adventure in
- Giving players new ways to play
- Giving players a variety of goals and rewards
- Broadening the journey to Pirate Legend and beyond
This news on updates comes at the same time Sea of Thieves Achievements have been described as some of the most grindiest on Xbox One.