This is one of the resounding issues I have with the new Arena mode for Sea of Thieves and is a point I have already raised in the mega thread as well, but I feel it warrants discussion of its own.
Shrouded Spoils will be the fourth major content addition to Sea of Thieves, since launch after The Hungering Deep, Cursed Sails and Forsaken Shores. We have been lucky so far to see regular major new content to the main game:
- Sea of Thieves BASE GAME – 20th March 2018
- The Hungering Deep – 22nd May 2018 (2 months later)
- Cursed Sails – 31st July 2018 (2 months later)
- Forsaken Shores – 19th September 2018 (2 months later)
- Shrouded Spoils – TBC November 2018 (2 months later)
So on average we are looking (roughly) at around 2 months between releases of new content, with Arena possibly following that trend in January (2 months after Spoils) or February (3 months after Spoils), as I would expect March and April to longer be classed as ”Early 2019”.
So where does that leave folks wanting meaty changes to the main game?
At best surely we are looking at a 4 month wait AT LEAST following Shrouded Spoils, otherwise it could be anything up to 6 or 7 months… Joe made it clear in an Inn-side Story (a month ago?) that the development time for these big events was going to be longer, so that the team and Pioneers could get to grips properly with the bugs. (Speaking of which – still no news on the “new” new Pioneer program either…)
Let’s hope there are some stellar Bilge Rat Adventures on their way to keep us all going.
Fair winds and happy sailing folks.