While Sea of Thieves has had a strong start, one of the major complaints has been a desire to see what content is coming in the near future. As it is designed to be a games as a service title, seeing more content come (in every shape and form) is critical to the game’s continued success. Rare is definitely aware of this, as they recently posted another update around the feedback they’ve been receiving. In it, Joe Neate, Executive Producer of Rare, addressed player feedback regarding technical issues and Sea of Thieves content.
Here’s the comments regarding Sea of Thieves content:
We hear and understand that people are keen to understand what our plans are for updating Sea of Thieves, beyond the top experience fixes. We are currently in the midst of adjusting our roadmap based on feedback we have received since launch, with a ton of planning meetings continuing through this week. We plan to release a video next week updating everyone on how we plan to evolve Sea of Thieves moving forward. We totally understand that people want to see this ASAP, but the critical thing here is to have the right plan that allows Sea of Thieves to grow in the right way.
They also dive into some other issues. Technical problems are being addressed and soon players will be able to set their crews to invite-only, to avoid misuse of the brig. Any accusations of cheating are also being taken very seriously, with punishment including bans if players are verified to be cheating.
This is fairly open and honest feedback, so hopefully this helps players hold on until next week, where we’ll find out just what is next for Sea of Thieves.