Sea of Thieves Delays Season Seven and Captaincy Update to August

The next season was meant to kick off next week.

Sea of Thieves‘ seventh season of content was originally set to launch next week, but developer Rare has announced it’s pushing it and the accompanying Captaincy update to early next month on Aug. 4, 2022.

News of this comes from a post on the game’s official website in which Executive Producer Joe Neate explains the Captaincy update, which will allow you to customize the captain’s quarters on your ship, has required some extensive background work across the Sea of Thieves’ game, UI, and services teams, and as the original July 21 release date drew closer, it became clear the team needed more time to polish the update.

“Running Sea of Thieves as an ongoing live experience is still a journey where we learn new things every day, but we will always consider what is the best course of action for the players and our development team alike,” Neate writes. “We believe the decision to shift this release is absolutely the right one to deliver the best experience for you all, while ensuring we continue to operate with a healthy and sustainable approach.”

The delay of Season Seven has pushed the next big update to two weeks before the game’s next limited-time Adventure titled A Hunter’s Cry, which will be available on August 18. So those keeping up with Rare’s pirate game will be pretty busy next month.

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Rare is also working on Everwild, though it’s been a bit since we saw the game as part of any Xbox showcases. It’s not a Banjo-Kazooie platformer, but it’s at least nice to see the studio working on a new IP.