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New Sea of Thieves preview event is perfect for PS5 newcomers

You can get a “sneak peek” of the year ahead in a new Sea of Thieves preview event, and it's the perfect chance for PS5 players to find their sea legs.

Sea of Thieves preview event 2024: An image of a pirate and a ship in Sea of Thieves.

We can’t wait for the Sea of Thieves PS5 version to arrive in April, but it might seem intimidating diving into Rare’s acclaimed RPG if you’re a newcomer. But don’t worry, you can get acquainted with the former Xbox exclusive in the upcoming Sea of Thieves preview event. From in-depth looks at seasonal content to sixth anniversary plans, there’s no better place to begin your pirate life.

Sea of Thieves has long reigned as one of the best Xbox Game Pass games around, and we’ve sunk plenty of hours (and ships) into Rare’s hilarious co-op game. On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, you can learn more about what the tides hold: “Our sixth anniversary [plans] will deliver a sneak peek at some of the content inbound in Seasons 12, 13 and 14.” Yes, not just one seasonal update, but three seasons worth of new additions are inbound.

The game’s consistent support has kept it afloat as one of the best multiplayer games around. Currently, Xbox players can enjoy Season 11 of the game, which overhauls the game’s onboarding mechanics for new players. By using the Quest Table, you can access a series of tutorials, allowing you to learn the intricacies of oceanic battles and looting at your own pace. Now that this feature is already live in the Xbox version, this makes the new PS5 game even better if you’re beginning your voyage.

Sea of Thieves 2024 Preview Event: An image of developer RARE announcing the Sea of Thieves 2024 preview event.

You’ll be able to play the PS5 iteration of Sea of Thieves shortly after the preview event, as it arrives just a few weeks later on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Rumblings surrounding Sea of Thieves’ debut on Sony’s flagship console grew in intensity last month, leading to an Xbox podcast with Phil Spencer and the gang addressing these rumors. At the time, Spencer remained coy about exactly what Xbox exclusives were shipping over to other platforms. However, it wouldn’t take long for Rare itself to make its own announcement.

In a post celebrating the game’s leap over to PS5, Rare says “what makes it even more of a landmark moment is that while Rare has made games for many consoles […] this will be the first time a Rare game has ever launched on a PlayStation platform.” The developer has created some exceptional games over the last 40 years, notably Goldeneye 007, one of the best FPS games ever made. We’d love to see Goldeneye 007 over on PS5 too, but it seems like a pipe dream for now.

Instead, PlayStation fans will need to dig out their PS3’s and play Eurocom’s remake, Goldeneye Reloaded, if they want to relive this adventure.

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In related news, Ubisoft’s own pirate RPG Skull and Bones is heavily discounted right now, and Rise of the Ronin will eat up your PS5 SSD space.