Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Closed Beta to Set Sail on January 24th

Closed Beta to Set Sail on January 24th

When it comes to accessing the closed beta, those who either joined the game's Insider Program prior to December 1 or have preordered the game will be able to participate.

For the piratical gamers who want to pick up one of these controllers, you can pre-order one now for $75.

Closed Beta to Set Sail on January 24th
Closed Beta to Set Sail on January 24th

"The Sea of Thieves Closed Beta will run from 12 p.m. GMT on January 24 to 8 a.m. GMT on January 29 (4 a.m. PST on January 24 to 12 a.m. PST on January 29), which gives pirates a full five days of sailing, shanties and shenanigans". Anyway dropping a month before the planned March release of Rare's highly anticipated Sea of Thieves, Microsoft are releasing a special limited Sea of Thieves inspired Xbox One controller.

In addition to, you know, being a controller it also comes packed with "Ferryman Clothing Set" DLC for Sea of Thieves.

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How can I get access to the Closed Beta?

The Closed Beta will be accessible between January 24th and January 29th. Whether you end up playing the game or not, it would be sweet to have a glow-in-the-dark controller right? Also, the beta will not be under NDA, meaning players can "stream, create videos, share clips, take screenshots", and more, without worrying about the giant foot of Microsoft coming down on them, which is more than welcome.

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Sea of Thieves releases on Xbox One and PC on March 20th, 2017.

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