Monday, July 18, 2022
Rare has announced that the Season Seven Captaincy Update for Sea of Thieves has been delayed a couple of weeks, pushing it into August. The update aims to “transform the experience of playing Sea of Thieves,” as well as enabling players to finally own and name their ship.
Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate remarked that there's still “a lot of hidden work to be done in the background for the update," which had been slated to arrive on 21st July, a week after the recent 'The Forsaken Hunter' Adventure. With so many new stats to track, the game, its UI, and Services require a “complex partnership”.
“As we started getting closer to the originally stated release date, it became apparent that things were coming in hotter than we liked and there was a real risk of not delivering to the quality and polish we expect, as well as putting undue pressure across the team to get it all over the line,” Neate explained in an update on Season Seven.
“Subsequently, we have made the decision to shift the release date back slightly to August 4th," he added. “We believe 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.”
With Season Seven due to arrive on 4th August, and the ‘A Hunter’s Cry' Adventure also due to drop on 18th August, with a continuation of the tale of Merrick's fate, next month is going to be a busy one for Seas of Thieves. You can play Sea of Thieves on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, available via Game Pass.