Sea of Thieves season 7 release is being pushed back to August 4
To ensure quality and prevent crunch, Rare has announced a minor delay to the premiere of Sea of Thieves season 7. Because the announcement was made in a blog post (which opens in a new tab), the update in season 7 is so ambitious, “there is a lot of hidden work to be done in the background” and that implementing the “huge range of new stats to track” needed a complex collaboration across our Game, UI, and Services teams. Season 7’s new release date of August 4 is only a couple of weeks later than its planned July 21 premiere date.
Season 6 began in March of this year, although Neate does concede in the piece that it “has been a long one.” He writes, “We appreciate your patience with this modification and recognize this will be disappointing for many of you who were eagerly awaiting this update.” Neate writes in the post’s conclusion that he believes the decision to shift this release is absolutely the right one to deliver the best experience for you all while ensuring we continue to operate with a healthy and sustainable approach. “Developing a live service game like Sea of Thieves is still a journey where we learn new things every day,” he continues.
The seventh season of Sea of Thieves, which will be released soon, is expected to bring the game some very significant new features that were previously hinted at during the Xbox and Bethesda demos back in June. The main feature is called “Captaincy,” which, as the name implies, will enable you to take complete command of your own ship. This entails purchasing the vessel, giving it a name, and personalizing it to your preferences. It represents the game’s first instance of a persistent ship-ownership system.
A Hunter’s Cry, the game’s next narrative adventure set in season 7, will be released on August 18 as well. This will be the sixth adventure in the game, although not much is known about it just yet; more information is anticipated closer to the release date. Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC gamers can all play Sea of Thieves. The game may be found on Xbox Game Pass as well.