An Epic Multiplayer Adventure

Crew up and set sail on memorable voyages. Make or break your pirates' code on a vast, shared sea.

Become a Pirate Legend

With musket loaded and grog in hand, the freedom of the pirate life awaits. What will your legend be?

A Treacherous Shared World

Adventure across a vast ocean where every sail on the horizon means a ship filled with real players who may be friends or foes.

Untold Treasures Await

Form a crew and voyage to treasure-filled islands, face legendary creatures and test your mettle in epic ship battles against other pirates.

Explore a fantastical world

Sail across varied seas and hand-crafted islands, battling enemies and unearthing the secrets of those that came before.

E3 2017 Gameplay Walkthrough

The official E3 2017 Sea of Thieves trailer, featuring close to 10 minutes of gorgeous narrated gameplay as our pirates embark on a rollercoaster Riddle Quest journey!

Official Cinematic Trailer

Whether you’re below deck strumming a shanty, plundering the ocean blue for sunken treasure, or making a last-ditch escape from a vessel entangled in a kraken’s clutches, we want every adventure in Sea of Thieves to be a story unique to you.

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Need to know more? Here's some FAQs for you...

What kind of game is Sea of Thieves?

Sea of Thieves is a shared-world adventure game (or “SWAG,” as we’re fond of calling it). It’s a multiplayer game with crew co-operation at its core, and our ambition is to let players be the kind of pirates they want to be. Whether you’d like to hunt for legendary treasures, sail to the furthest island in the distance or hunt down rival crews, our ambition is to build a game that lets you pursue whichever adventure your salty heart desires.

When is the game coming out?

Sea of Thieves is due to be released in early 2018. Right now our focus is on testing the game with real players in our ongoing Technical Alpha play sessions.

Can I play the game alone?

Sea of Thieves is a multiplayer game unlike any other. While we eventually want to support lone-wolf style gameplay, right now our focus is on bringing players together in fun, positive, and collaborative crew experiences.

How many people can be in a crew?

In our current Technical Alpha play sessions, we're demoing builds that feature three four-person crews. However, in an interview with IGN, Gregg Mayles did say that a “crew limit” has yet to be determined by the team.

What kind of things can I do in the game?

Acquire maps and undertake quests for hidden treasure. Guard it with your crew’s lives, then cash it in at an outpost. Take on clattering skeletons and combative crews with pistol, blunderbuss and cutlass. Evade sharks while exploring sunken shipwrecks. Play shanties, drink grog and fire yourself out of a cannon. These are all gameplay features we’ve shown so far, with more yet to be revealed – make sure you’re signed up to our social channels for all the latest as we get ready to sail!

Will I be able to customise my pirate/ship?

Yes, customisation is something we'll be working on in Sea of Thieves.

Will Sea of Thieves support split-screen?

Split-screen will not be supported. However, co-operative social play is at the heart of the Sea of Thieves online experience.

Will Sea of Thieves be free-to-play?

Sea of Thieves will not be free-to-play, but more information on pricing and release plans will be shared in the future.

Can I get access to Sea of Thieves to stream, review or create video content?

At the moment the game is in Technical Alpha phase which is still under NDA, so we're not ready to offer access for public coverage. At a later date the NDA will be lifted to allow this, but for now all invitations to play in the Technical Alpha sessions are issued to a percentage of players signed up to our Insider Programme.

You mentioned 'Technical Alpha Play Sessions'. How do I get involved?

Joining our Insider Programme signs you up for exclusive email updates, gives you access to the Insider Forums and adds you to the pool of potential players for Technical Alpha sessions, but it doesn’t yet guarantee a place – not every single Insider can make it into the play sessions at this stage. If you are chosen to take part, you'll receive an email explaining how and where to download the game. For more information on the Insider Programme, read our Insider Programme FAQ.