Sea of Thieves, the 2018 pirate action-adventure game from developer Rare, is reportedly breaking its exclusivity from Xbox and PC and heading to PlayStation. The new report claims that this is the ‘major Xbox title’ rumoured to be coming to competitor’s platforms while other reports suggest that it could be Hi-Fi Rush instead.
According to both Stephen Totilo and Jeff Grubb, two reputable sources when it comes to gaming leaks and insider information, Sea of Thieves will be heading to PlayStation consoles soon. Grubb adds that he’s heard it will be coming to Nintendo Switch as well, though Totilo states that he hadn’t heard anything about that.
Yesterday, we reported that Hi-Fi Rush, last year’s award-winning rhythm-based action game from Tango Gameworks, would be coming to Nintendo Switch. It’s possible that both Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves will be making the leap out of Xbox’s exclusivity reigns and onto other platforms in the near future. As for why Microsoft might be doing this, the company previously expressed interest in getting Game Pass onto other platforms so it’s fair to assume that the publisher will start with bringing over some first-party games first.
In related news, Hi-Fi Rush was recently rated in Australia for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, adding more fuel to the fire that it will be heading to competitor platforms next.
Sea of Thieves launched in 2018 for Xbox One and PC. While it was initially criticised for its lack of content at launch and poorly implemented live service features, Rare has since provided numerous updates to the game, adding new expansions, plenty of content and more. The official description for the game reads:
“Sea of Thieves offers the essential pirate experience, from sailing and fighting to exploring and looting – everything you need to live the pirate life and become a legend in your own right. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose. Whether you’re voyaging as a group or sailing solo, you’re bound to encounter other crews in this shared world adventure – but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?”