Sea of Thieves, the huge open-world Fortnite-esque Pirates game is available on PC, Xbox and now on Steam. The availability of Rare’s Sea of Thieves title could have aided its most recent concurrent player record.
Right after the launch on Steam, the game saw 20,000 concurrent players, which then increased to 35,000 concurrent players during the weekend. The number did not stop increasing either, yesterday it hit 45,000 and today it hit 50,000 concurrent players.
Keep in mind, Sea of Thieves is now over two years old and has always been available on the Microsoft Store for PC, Xbox and through Xbox Game Pass. It would seem that game exclusivity only helps the platform it is exclusive to and that casting a wider net, making the game available on Steam and having cross-play features were the right moves.
Sea of Thieves costs $39.99 on Steam with cross-play support no matter where you play the game. This enables gamers to jump from their Xbox to their PC seamlessly without losing any game progress. You can also get it from the Microsoft Store on Xbox, PC and the Xbox Game Pass deal below, as well as from Amazon and Best Buy below.
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Now that the game is available from Steam, all content previously available will be available. The point is, if you buy it from Steam, you are getting the same exact game no matter where you buy or play it. Thanks Microsoft.
Here on Platform De.Central we promote this approach, publish content everywhere regardless of device and platform that way the content is available to everyone. This approach prevents platform lock-in and enables consumers to move between platforms without restriction, resulting in a healthier market.
Sea of Thieves is now at over 10 million so far this year, speaking from personal experience, the game is a pleasant surprise and fully immerses you into the world or Pirates, treasure hinting, ocean storms, giant squids and megalodons, yes megalodons.