Ready to Set Sail in Early 2018

Developer Rare first showed off the game during last year's E3 and has released a few glimpses of what players can expect over the last year.

Riddle solved and treasure found, the players make their escape, chased by skeletons and covered by cannon fire from their own ship.

Sea of Thieves was announced in 2015 to a great deal of fanfare. The trailer, seen above, showcased some of the core gameplay players will be experiencing with some added humor. We still know the game is a sort of shared world, but the exact scale of that universe and how multiplayer works is still unknown. Here's a look at new footage from Microsoft's E3 2017 presser.

I can't wait for Sea of Thieves, it looks marvellous. So in October 2016, we tried to answer that question with an in-depth Q&A-style explainer.

The one bit of bad news- the game launches in early 2018.

Chris Reed is a freelance writer for IGN.

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