Sea of Thieves dev outlines upcoming changes amid increased attention on Twitch

David Purcell

Sea of Thieves is going to be experiencing a number of new interesting changes in the next update, with the game’s developer clearly excited about so many high profile streamers playing it right now. 

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In a weekly address to the game’s online community, executive producer Joe Neate laid out all of the different areas that are being looked at for improvements, with a broad range of tweaks seemingly on the horizon. 

The upcoming update, which will land on February 6, will affect a wide range of gameplay in Sea of Thieves to “balance out” the personal combat experience. 

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Sea of Thieves was released in March 2018, but has recently experienced a popularity boom.
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Main areas that have been tested during the development of this new patch include weapon reloads, sword play, bullet speed and damage, knock-back and hip fire tweaks. 

Neate also revealed that the developer is aware of cheating that is happening in the game right now and says that the situation is being monitored closely at the moment. Players that caught will be banned. 

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After seeing Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Dr Disrespect, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and other major Twitch personalities have followed in the footsteps of Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar and started to play the game, the Sea of Thieves chief also expressed his delight about the game’s recent developments. 

“It’s been amazing to see the continued momentum and interest around Sea of Thieves since the Shrouded Spoils release” he said. 

“We’ve seen loads of people coming in and play Sea of Thieves and to see that continue through January, to see new players, new streamers, new awareness about the whole game has been incredible.”

More specifics about this update will be revealed during their appearance on Inside Xbox on February 5.