With the release of Season 7 fast approaching, Sea of Thieves developer Rare announced that its release date has been changed.
Since its launch in 2018, Rare’s developer Sea of Thieves tried to stabilize the game. The transition to a seasonal content model has been really good for the title, and the upcoming Season 7 is set to change the pirate adventure even more. However, in an early morning announcement, Rare announced that the latest season’s premiere has been pushed back to the end of this summer.
Sea of Thieves’ Season 7 was announced during the Xbox Showcase held last month. The latest installment is set to bring a lot of changes to the aesthetic aspect of the pirate title. Dubbed Captaincy, the new season will allow players to make major changes to their ships, such as naming them and changing the look of their cabins. It is also set to introduce a new form of currency to allow for an easier method of selling loot. This was set to be released on July 21, but that date has changed.
In a developer post, executive producer Joe Neate shared an update on the progress of the season. Besides sharing the excitement and mentioning how Season 7 is set to bring some major changes, Neate mentioned that as the launch quickly approached, the team realized a lot of the upcoming changes needed. more time to perfect. He further explained that the new season is set to introduce a bunch of new stats to keep an eye on, and that this requires a deeper collaboration between the “Games, UI and Services team”. ” to make it perfect. The latest season will now premiere on August 4.
Captaincy is a huge addition to our pirate sandbox, and while we know delays are disappointing, it’ll take just a little more time to get everything ship-shape. Season Seven will now arrive on August 4th. More on this from Executive Producer Joe Neate: https://t.co/TsTNAgW7Dh pic.twitter.com/NTIHklAqC0
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) July 15, 2022
Neate also said that the decision was made to ensure the overall fan experience is as good as possible and to ensure that the team at Rare can continue to operate in a healthy and sustainable manner. He said that season 6 has been a long season for players, but August will be a busy month with the launch of the new season and New Adventures coming in two weeks.
Delays are never fun to experience, but given the delay is so small, most fan reception has been positive. Given that Sea of Thieves has been a live service product since it launched in 2018, it’s only fair that the team behind the longstanding pirate adventure is given a break because the game is getting more and more popular. become a force in the gaming industry. With Season 6 renewed due to delay, now is the time for players to get things done before the official end of the season in a few weeks.