While many (ourselves included) have thus far been spending the past couple of days getting hands-on with but a sample of Rare’s upcoming pirate-themed, multiplayer adventure Sea of Thieves, sadly for a select number, they haven’t managed to get past the activation screen — an annoying “Too Early” message bug causing those who pre-ordered the game (one of the means players could get in on the closed beta) to be locked out.
In response, Rare have today confirmed that the closed beta will be extended for two days to compensate for the lost time.
“We know your gaming hours are precious and our number one goal is to get everyone with Closed Beta access into the game as soon as possible. Whilst we work on making this happen, we’d like to announce that we’re extending the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta by two days. This means the Closed Beta will now end on Wednesday, January 31st at 8am GMT. We want to ensure that anyone who has missed out on any time sailing the seas still gets to enjoy the Closed Beta to its fullest.”
Be sure to stay tuned for our thoughts on what we’ve played of Sea of Thieves — arguably one of Microsoft’s potentially major hitters for 2018 — thus far in the coming days.