To ensure quality and avoid crisis, Rare has announced a slight delay in the start of Sea of Thieves Season 7.
The announcement was made in a blog post (opens in new tab) On the official website of thieves. In the post, executive producer Joe Neat explains that the ambitious nature of the update in Season 7 means there’s “a lot of hidden work to be done in the background” and there’s a “huge array of new stats to track.” Bringing this to life requires a complex partnership across our game, UI and services teams.”
“As we neared the release date originally stated,” Neat wrote in the post, “it became clear that things were heating up more than we would have liked and delivered the quality and polish we expected. There was a real risk of not doing it, as well as putting undue pressure on the entire team to get it across the line.” As a result, the season’s release is being pushed back to August 4.
The original launch date for Season 7 was July 21, so pushing it to August 4 is really just a matter of waiting a couple more weeks. However, Neat acknowledges in the post that Season 6 has “been a pretty good one” given that it debuted back in March of this year.
“We understand this will be disappointing for those of you who have been eagerly awaiting this update,” they write, “and we appreciate your patience with this change.”
Neat closed the post by saying that developing a live service game like Sea of Thieves “is still a journey where we learn new things every day”, adding that “we believe the decision to move this release Perfect to deliver the best experience to all of you, ensuring that we continue to operate with a healthy and sustainable approach.”
What will season 7 bring?
When it arrives, Sea of Thieves Season 7 is set to introduce some pretty big new features to the game that were previously teased with toe-tapping (opens in new tab) During the Xbox and Bethesda showcase in June.
The title attribute is ‘Captain’, which, as the name suggests, will allow you to become a full-fledged captain of your own ship. This means buying utensils, naming it and customizing it to suit your taste. This is the first example of any kind of persistent ship-ownership system in the game.
August and Season 7 will also bring the game’s next story-driven adventure, A Hunter’s Cry, on August 18. This will be the game’s sixth adventure but not much has been revealed yet – more details are to be expected. Time.
Sea of Thieves can be played on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC Player. The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass.