Back in March Rare reported 20 million players had played their shared world pirate game. Now, 7 months later, Rare can report another milestone. Over 25 million players have entered the dangerous waters of the Sea of Thieves. Thanks to Xbox Game Pass, Steam and the recent Disney expansion A Pirate’s Life a whole set of new players have discovered this game by Rare.
Joe Neate, the executive producer of Sea of Thieves shares the following message on Xbox Wire about this milestone:
”The pirate ranks of the Sea of Thieves continue to swell, as we’re happy to announce that we’ve reached the auspicious milestone of 25 million players! With the introduction of Seasons earlier this year, and our epic crossover with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean in Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, we’ve seen a huge influx of players casting off for the first time and enjoying all the new features and content. We’re going to need a bigger boat…”
Sea of Thieves Creative Director Mike Chapman also has his own, personal thank you to share with all 25 million pirates who have set sail and made stories within our pirate paradise. Cheers! 🍻 pic.twitter.com/CHjwxPl8oS
obviously total numbers are different than active numbers, but they still got 5M new players in around 6-7 months. SOT only has like 5 crews on a given server so its never that difficult to come across other players even if MAU are lower.