Developer Rare has posted the newest video for its upcoming pirate game, Sea of Thieves. This latest video shows off the Xbox One and PC game's newest update, Alpha 0.1.1, which is available now for players lucky enough to be in the game's technical testing period.
As the video explains, Sea of Thieves' world grows larger and more dangerous with this update. There are now more islands to explore and new challenges to take on, including some that involve stealing gold from other players. Additionally, the update adds fall damage, so you can no longer jump off high-up areas and hope to be just fine. In terms of the new dangers, the update adds skeletal pirates that you'll need to take down with your group of swashbuckling heroes. Here's the video:
You can sign up to take part in the Sea of Thieves technical alpha test here--there are no guarantees that you will be accepted.
The game comes out in 2017, though a release date has not been announced. While not confirmed, it seems likely that the game will factor into Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing, which now has a date and time.
Microsoft has also stated that this game is the best game that Rare has ever made.