Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me…and about 300,000 other people. According to a Sea of Thieves infographic shared after the multiplayer piratical sandbox had it’s first closed beta test, there were a lot of folks who wanted to take up the buccaneering life.
During closed beta, precisely 332,052 players joined in on the swashbuckling fun (when the servers where up to the task), with more than 2 million hours at sea logged among those 300k+ players.
The game appeared to have made an impact with content creators as well, with over 25k content creators sharing their closed beta experiences. There were plenty of folks watching said experiences as well, with 104,120 average viewers totaling over 14 million hours watched. The numbers added up to make Sea of Thieves #1 on both Twitch and Mixer.
While there currently are no major reveals out of the Sea of Thieves camp as of this story’s writing, you’re welcome to check out their most recent video which has members of the game’s art team discussing Sea of Thieves’ unique art style. You can also take a look at all of the numbers for Sea of Thieves closed beta in the infographic below.
While certainly not the biggest beta test, that is most definitely a whole lot of people and a lot of interest. We just hope that the game’s connection issues didn’t sour people’s assumptions about the game. Too often we’re seeing closed beta misrepresented as a game demo, so when we have a beta test that’s actually a beta test that can leave a bad taste in some people’s mouths.