Sea of Thieves Season 7 and the Captaincy update has been delayed to August

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One of the bulletins from final month’s Xbox showcase was that July would convey a brand new season of content material to pirate game Sea of Thieves. Season 7 is ready to convey a whole lot of new and thrilling additions, however sadly, it seems like followers should wait some time longer than anticipated.

In a current weblog put up on the official web site, govt producer Joe Neate broke the unhealthy information that the launch of Season 7 is being delayed. On the plus aspect, he was capable of present a brand new launch date of August 4, solely two weeks after the preliminary plan.

As for why this delay is occurring, it seems to be due to the brand new Captaincy options. As a reminder, Captaincy will lastly permit gamers to call their ship, give it its personal crest, and customise its inside. Although Neate doesn’t go into the specifics, he means that such options aren’t as straightforward to implement as one might imagine.

“With such a fundamental update to the game, there is a lot of hidden work to be done in the background. This is an update that brings in a vast range of new stats to track, and has required a complex partnership across our Game, UI and Services teams to bring it to life,” he explains. Since the workforce at Rare doesn’t need to launch the update until it’s actually prepared, the studio as an alternative delayed it for additional sprucing and to keep away from placing undue strain on the workforce.

While which means that Season 6 will run for some time longer, it doesn’t sound like Rare will likely be including any new content material to make up for the delay. It simply means gamers have extra time to stage up their Renown. Neate did tease one new addition coming in August: one other story-driven Adventure occasion. He didn’t share a lot in the best way of particulars, solely its identify — A Hunter’s Cry — and that it’ll arrive on August 18, two weeks into Season 7.

Captaincy is a large addition to our pirate sandbox, and whereas we all know delays are disappointing, it’s going to take just a bit extra time to get every part ship-shape. Season Seven will now arrive on August 4th. More on this from Executive Producer Joe Neate:

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