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Fun and Serious Award

Sea of Thieves gets Fun and Serious in Bilbao

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Gilded Gifts from the Pirate Lord

Who wouldn't want a festive stocking full of hard-earned pirate gold?

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Community Spotlight - Zyx

Time to shine the Spotlight on Sea of Thieves achievement completist Zyx!

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Set Out in Search of Shrouded Spoils

Discover the riches rolling in with Sea of Thieves' new content update!

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Festival of the Damned Creator Contest Winners

The winners of our latest contest have returned from the Ferry. Feast your eyes on the winning submissions!

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Community Spotlight - Arianwen

Our latest Community Spotlight settles on a Sea of Thieves-inspired comic artist!

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Sea of Thieves at X018

Joe looks back on our live panel and debut trailer for Sea of Thieves: The Arena!

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Bilge Rat Adventures: Festival of the Damned

The Ferryman calls… and the Festival of the Damned is live!

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Forsaken Challenge Winners

The dust has settled and the winners of our Forsaken Challenge have emerged!

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Sea of Thieves at New York Comic Con 2018

Take a trip into the game's expanded universe by way of our NYCC 2018 panel!

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Community Spotlight - Jackie

The latest Community Spotlight shines on stream star and travel aficionado Jackie!

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Inn-side Story #32 - Visual Effects

Our art never misses a beat - take a look at how we weave VFX into the game!

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Inn-side Story #31 - The Devil's Roar

Dig into the design and creation of Sea of Thieves' hottest prospect!

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Improving Our Release Process

We're making some adjustments to the way we deliver updates!

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Cargo Runs Come to Sea of Thieves

Boost your reputation by safely transporting goods to their destination!

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Tales from the Sea of Thieves: Forsaken Shores

This new bonus page for the Tales book conjures up visions of warmer climes...

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Community Spotlight - FrostE

This week the Community Spotlight shines on Sea of Thieves Twitch streamer FrostE!

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Sea of Thieves Nominated for Eight Awards

Four Golden Joystick nominations and four at the TIGA Awards!

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Join the Sea of Thieves Weekly Stream!

Get some context - and some hype - from our Community Video Manager Jon!

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Forsaken Shores Moved to September 27th

An update on Forsaken Shores

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Make Your Way to Forsaken Shores

Hot off the presses, your introduction to Sea of Thieves' next update...

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Cursed Sails Challenge Winners

Feast your eyes on the winning submissions for our Cursed Sails Challenge!

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Behind the Scenes #14 - Rowboats

Sometimes there's a need for a smaller boat. Dig in to learn all about the rowboats coming to Sea of Thieves!

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Bilge Rat Adventures: Cursed Crews

Make your mark in the latest Bilge Rat Adventure: Cursed Crews

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Tavern Tunes - Cursed Sails

Composer Robin gets down to the bones of the skelly trailer soundtrack!

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Inn-side Story #30 - Skeleton Ships

Find out how the skelly menace extended beyond the islands!

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San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Panel and Diary

Emma explains what the Sea of Thieves team (and Freddie Prinze Jr.) got up to at SDCC!

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Shark Week Challenge Winners

Get your spyglass handy and take a closer look at the winning entries from our Shark Week Challenge

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Sea of Thieves Celebrates Five Million Players

As stated in the Pirate Code, everyone is welcome on the Sea of Thieves!

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Behind the Scenes #13 - The Brigantine

Get an inside look at the making of this new ship coming in Cursed Sails!

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Tales from the Sea of Thieves: Cursed Sails

The Tales continue in newly discovered excerpts from Nura the scribe...

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Behind the Scenes #12 - Alliances

Lift the curtain on Alliances and learn a little more about them!

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Community Spotlight - Mikez

Our latest Community Spotlight features Deckhand Mikez!

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Cursed Sails Sighted on the Horizon!

As the trailer arrives for Sea of Thieves' next update, find out what's coming...

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Behind the Scenes #11 - Expanded Universe and SDCC 2018

Learn a little more about Sea of Thieves lore and our Comic-Con 2018 plans!

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Bilge Rat Adventures: The Sunken Curse

Dip your toe into the waters of the latest Bilge Rat Adventure: The Sunken Curse.

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Inn-side Story #29 - Bilge Rat Adventures

Learn a little more about how Bilge Rat Adventures work!

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Bilge Rat Adventures: Gunpowder Skeletons

The Bilge Rats have stepped it up! Can you blow this challenge wide open?

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E3 2018 Podcast and Developer Roundtable

E3 2018 is over, but we brought back some videos in case you missed out on the fun!

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Bilge Rat Adventures: Skeleton Thrones

Find out what you can expect on the first of our Bilge Rat Adventures!

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Watch the Sea of Thieves E3 2018 Trailer

Imposing some Order (of Souls) on the annual E3 chaos

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Tavern Tunes - Summon The Megalodon

Merrick's shanty has gone down a treat! Have a listen and read about its creation here.

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Inn-side Story #28 - Campaigns and Content

Delve into our content update schemes on the eve of The Hungering Deep!

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Find Out What Lies Hidden in The Hungering Deep

A battle-scarred old sea dog shares stories of things to come...

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Community Spotlight - Richard

Community Spotlights return with a peek into the world of Deckhand Richard!

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Inn-Side Story #27 - Solo Play

Get the lowdown on what to expect from solo play!

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#BeMorePirate Screenshot Contest Winners

Enjoy the winning moments from our contest back in March!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 16

The crew are back and joined by Studio Head Craig Duncan for a post-launch podcast discussion!

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Sea of Thieves: Content Plans

New updates, new features and new challenges coming your way!

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Sea of Thieves: Launch Status Update

Running into issues? Here's a breakdown of our top priorities (updated)

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Sea of Thieves: Top Feedback Points

Find out what we're doing in response to things our players are saying!

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Thank You For Supporting Our Sea of Thieves Voyage

A catch-up on the first week's events with our Studio Head

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Sea of Thieves: Museum of More Pirate Trailer

Will you sculpt a legend that deserves to be preserved?

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Behind the Scenes #10 - Studio Launch Buzz

Get a sneak peek at the studio's inner workings in the run-up to release!

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Sea of Thieves Achievements

Fancy taking a break from treasure-hunting to go achievement-hunting? Read this...

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Gameplay Launch Trailer Revealed!

The Sea of Thieves awaits... are you ready to set sail?

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Get the Live Stream Lowdown on Sea of Thieves' Launch

Get bang up to date and join our live Q&A as we enter the last few days!

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Presenting… Tales from the Sea of Thieves

Discover more about the Sea of Thieves world with this in-universe journal!

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Announcing the Sea of Thieves Final Beta

All you need to know about this last chance to #BeMorePirate before launch!

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Presenting... Sea of Thieves: The Comic Series

Follow two rival crews caught up in a race for legendary treasure!

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Inn-side Story #25 - Customisation

Join Sam and Ted as they guide you through what customisation looks like in Sea of Thieves!

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Community Spotlight - Sam

Community Spotlights return with a few words from Deckhand Sam!

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Announcing the Sea of Thieves Scale Test

You won't need to wait long to set sail again!

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Inn-side Story #24 - Skeleton Forts

What challenges and rewards will Skeleton Forts present? Dig in to find out!

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Behind the Scenes #9 - NPC and Dialogue System

A catch-up on the system powering Sea of Thieves' talkative NPCs!

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Developer Update - Lore in Sea of Thieves

Sit down with Design Director Mike and learn more about the lore in Sea of Thieves!

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Sea of Thieves for Windows 10 - Let's Talk About Specs

Take a look at the specs for Sea of Thieves on Windows 10!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 15

Folks from Sea of Thieves' Art team join us for this arty podcast special!

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Developer Update - The World of Sea of Thieves

Delve into the beautiful world of Sea of Thieves!

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Behind The Scenes #8 - Skeleton AI

Slink behind the scenes and discover more about these bony bandits!

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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta: Meet the Gold Hoarders

How to earn your share of that cold hard voyage coinage

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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta: Studio Update

An update on the status of the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta.

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Sea of Thieves Design an Achievement Contest

In case you needed one more reason to take part in the Closed Beta!

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Sea of Thieves Available at Launch Through Xbox Game Pass

Giving you even more ways to take to the seas

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Jump Between Devices During Our Closed Beta With Xbox Play Anywhere

Play on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC or both in the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 14

Studio Head Craig Duncan joins the podcast crew to discuss our journey to launch!

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A Deep Dive Into The Sea Of Thieves Controller!

Get better acquainted with the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller!

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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta FAQ

Got some questions about the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta? You've come to the right place!

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Developer Gameplay #7 – "All Aboard the Party Boat!"

Almost a whole HOUR of Sea of Thieves Developer Gameplay!

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Community Spotlight - Chris

Get acquainted with the Deckhand also known as Tartansnake!

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Becoming a Pirate Legend - Livestream

Join us for a first look at Progression in Sea of Thieves!

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Sea of Thieves Coming March 20th 2018 - Pre-Order Now!

Release date announced, pre-orders unleashed and fresh content added to the website!

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Sea of Thieves Insider Programme FAQ

Got some questions about our Sea of Thieves Insider Programme? Find some answers here!

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Tavern Tunes - Be More Pirate

Read all about the creation of our catchy Be More Pirate track!

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An update on the Insider Programme

We chart the course between now and launch!

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Developer Gameplay #6 - "This Is Not Going To End Well"

Our devs take to small ships and pair up to do battle against a galleon!

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Official Sea of Thieves #BeMorePirate Trailer

We're celebrating what it means to be a pirate in our new tagline dropping trailer!

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Behind the Scenes #7 - Xbox One X

Feel true power in 4K glory with Sea of Thieves on Xbox One X!

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Community Spotlight - Matheus

Sea of Thieves superfan Matheus talks to us about creating a home for Brazilian buccaneers!

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Inn-side Story #23 - Small Ship

Sit down with Senior Designers Shelley and Andy as they talk all things small ships!

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Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Update - Smooth Sailing

New options on offer for your ocean-bound odyssey!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 13

Join the Sea of Thieves team and fan favourite pup Kato as they talk about all the latest Sea of Thieves goodness!

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Community Spotlight - Tim

Meet Tim, long time Rare fan and master cosplayer!

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Presenting... The Art of Sea of Thieves

Never-before-seen artwork from Rare in a gorgeous hardback volume!

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Sea of Thieves at New York Comic Con 2017

Find out all about the new features introduced at our NYCC 2017 panel!

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Behind the Scenes #6 - Non-Verbal Communications

Not much of a talker? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at the alternative options in Sea of Thieves.

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A Weekend at EGX - 2017

Join us as we recap our voyage through EGX 2017!

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Community Spotlight - Tom

Find out more about the Sea of Thieves Forum regular known for his memes and memorable internet alias!

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Developer Update: Ferry of the Damned

Find out more about Sea of Thieves' whistle-stop afterlife!

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Tavern Tunes - The Voyage of the Secret Shrine

Immerse yourself in the soundtrack to our E3 2017 Gameplay Walkthrough!

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Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Sea of Thieves... So Far

Got gaps in your pirate knowledge? We'll help you board them up!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 12

Get the latest updates from our merry band of marauding devs after their Gamescom 2017 adventures!

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Community Spotlight - Paul (DuMy2008)

Charitable corsair DuMy tells us all about his contributions to the Sea of Thieves community!

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Developer Gameplay #5 - "Pirate Olympics"

Watch as our devs compete against another crew! Who will win the treasure?

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Emma's Week at Gamescom 2017

Read more about our Community Captain Emma's adventures at this year's Gamescom!

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Inn-side Stories #20 and #21: Windows 10 and Cross Play

Get the latest Inn-side scoops on Sea of Thieves for Windows 10 PC!

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Announcing the Gamescom Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Play Session

We've got some special news to share about our latest Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha play session!

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Design Deep Dive - Cross Play

Hot off our cross play announcement, PC Design Lead Ted Timmins dives deeper into this highly anticipated feature!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 11

Catch up with the the Sea of Thieves team and Rare pup Kato on the latest from the studio and aspirations for Gamescom 2017!

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Behind the Scenes #5 - Revisiting Gunplay

Get a more in-depth look into what the team has been doing to improve gunplay in Sea of Thieves!

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Developer Gameplay #4 - "Four Feathers"

Find out how our engineering crew fares in their search for four feathers!

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Community Spotlight - Damien

Catch up with Sea of Thieves fan and Pirate Jousting pro Damien!

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Inn-side Story #19 - A Game That's Great to Watch

Gregg and Joe on the road to shareable success... plus prototype footage!

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Inn-side Story #18 - Riddle Quests

Get the Inn-side scoop on our in-game Riddle Quest system!

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Inn-Side Story #17 - Shipwrecks

Time to dive deep into what makes a Sea of Thieves shipwreck!

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Community Spotlight - Jaq

Catch up with legend of the Sea of Thieves Forums, Captn Jaq!

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Inn-side Story #16 - Storms

Find out more about the raging storms we've rolled into Sea of Thieves!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 10

Gather plenty of E3 insights and highlights from the experiences of our panel of pirates!

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E3 2017 - Play Session Highlights

A flood of footage from press and creators becoming pirate legends at E3!

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A week at E3 - 2017

Read up on E3 2017 musings from Cameron from the Rare Community team!

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Community Spotlight - Mason

Meet Mason, the man who played over 20 hours of Sea of Thieves in one day!

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Sea of Thieves Arrives at E3 2017

We've dropped anchor at E3 with another suite of Sea of Thieves treats!

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Community Spotlight - Liz

Catch up with Deckhand, arts & crafts master and veteran pirate, Liz!

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PC Technical Alpha - Developer Blog

Senior Software Engineer Ian sheds some light on the work that went into our first PC Technical Alpha.

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Behind the Scenes #4 - Live Campaigns

Discover more about our approach to time-limited events in Sea of Thieves!

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Behind the Scenes #3 - PC

Uncover more PC plunder and find out what features we're currently working on for Sea of Thieves on Windows 10!

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Community Spotlight - TwoAngryGamers

Adam from TwoAngryGamers TV tells us what goes into working as a streaming duo!

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Tales from the Tavern - Episode 9

Get updates from the team on Sea of Thieves' PC development, Phil Spencer's visit and an array of animals!

Announcing Our Windows 10 Technical Alpha!

Grab your mouse and keyboard and get ready to set sail in the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha!

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Inn-side Story #15 - Phil Spencer in the Tavern!

Xbox Head Phil Spencer talks with Studio Head Craig Duncan about his time sailing the Sea of Thieves!

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Community Spotlight - Riley

Find out how Deckhand Riley brings a little bit of customer care know-how to forum moderation.

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Artist Spotlight - The Making of a Real Life Blunderbuss Prop

Get a closer look at the handmade blunderbuss in our tavern!

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Developer Gameplay Video #3 - "We Look Like a Bunch of Tourists"

Our devs crew up with some brave buccaneers from Xbox including Phil Spencer!

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Inn-side Story #14 - Resources

Mike and Shelley from our Design team show how limited resources impact gameplay!

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