Rare reveals what's on the horizon for Sea of Thieves

The game will also begin to see weekly events starting in May with new rewards to be won

The driving force in the open-world online piracy adventure is the question of what is waiting for you and crewmates just over the edge of the world. In addition, some new weekly events with new mechanics will be added.

And it will all be free, so you can keep your doubloons safely in your treasure chest.

Following the launch of Sea of Thieves on Xbox One and Windows 10 last month, developer Rare has been listening to player feedback and released a couple of updates to fix the most important issues with the game.

You'd think the development team at Rare would be taking a break after releasing Sea of Thieves, but it wants to let you know what it's planning for the future.

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Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate and Design Director Mike Chapman have taken to the airwaves in the latest Inn-side Story. "It feels like the right time to reveal how we'll do this".

While these updates still seem somewhat sparse, it's great to see that Microsoft is working towards responding to most of Sea of Thieves early criticism. The content updates will introduce "major new features" as well as fresh items, mechanics, and goals. Up first is "The Hungering Deep" in May, which will introduce a new threat for players to deal with. "Similarly to The Hungering Deep, both of these updates will also include new gameplay mechanics for players, new AI threats to challenge, and new unique rewards to claim". With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.

The weekly events will introduce new mechanics and events in the existing game world to encourage players to discover areas of the world that have not necessarily been utilized to their fullest yet and earn exclusive rewards plus help players progress with certain alliances.

Another update is arriving this summer called 'Cursed Sails, ' which adds a new ship and the 'Forsaken Shores, ' a completely new region.

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