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Athena’s Fortune Contest Winners

Find out who took the top spots for fan fiction and artwork in our most recent contest!

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Tools To Help Reduce Stream Sniping

Our latest update has some options to make life a little easier for Sea of Thieves streamers…

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Calling All Hands – Friends Play Free This Week!

Crew up with friends as the Sea of Thieves welcomes new pirates…

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Playlists to Take on the Sea of Thieves

Explore hundreds of Spotify tracks curated around a Sea of Thieves theme!

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Community Spotlight - Shelby

The Spotlight falls on a Weekly Stream star and real-life animal wrangler!

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Update on Sea of Thieves Install Size

A few words from Executive Producer Joe on how we’re fine-tuning the install process

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Shrouded Spoils Creator Contest Winners

It’s time to reveal who took top honours in our most recent Creator Contest!

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Sea of Thieves' Legendary 2018

Catch up on a rush of awards and accolades from the end of the year!

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Tavern Tunes - Stitcher’s Sorrow

Cast an ear back to Forsaken Shores and find out about the making of Stitcher Jim's song!

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Community Spotlight - Captain Falcore

Time to turn the Spotlight on one of our creative community Captains!

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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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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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Cursed Sails Challenge Winners

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

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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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