Microsoft Is Offering Xbox One ‘Sea of Thieves’ Bundle Through April 24

The next big Microsoft exclusive video game, Sea of Thieves, is a title that primarily multiplayer based. The only way such a game can find success is if it has a healthy community, and usually, a healthy community means a lot of gamers playing on a regular basis.

Microsoft in its current position cannot afford for Sea of Thieves to fail, so what’s one of the best decisions to take when it comes down to attempting to ensure success? Yes, that’s right, give away the game for free.

More Players, Better Experience

Here’s the thing; Microsoft is giving away Sea of Thieves for free with every purchase of an Xbox One X console from March 18th to March 24th. Bear in mind, the game releases on March 20, so if you have yet to purchase an Xbox One X, now is the time.

There’s one big catch, and that’s the fact that the free Sea of Thieves offer is a digital copy of the game. If you’re a fan of physical goods, then owning the digital version of the game might not go down well with your beliefs.

“In celebration of its March 20 release, exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10, we’re excited to offer a limited-time promotion at participating retailers where the purchase of a new Xbox One X, which retails for $499.99 USD, will come with a digital copy of Sea of Thieves. The promotion will be available in most Xbox One markets starting March 18 through March 24, but start and end dates will vary by market, so you’ll want to check with your local retailer for more information,” according to Microsoft via its gaming blog, Xbox Wire.

What if I Can’t Afford an Xbox One X?

That’s fine because Microsoft is also promoting an Xbox One S Sea of Thieves Bundle. This console comes with the game, 1TB hard drive, a single month of Xbox Live and Game Pass, all for $299.

If you already have an Xbox One and have an interest in saving some money, then how about subscribing to Game Pass? A mere $10 per month gives you the ability to play every new Microsoft exclusive, which includes Sea of Thieves, and hundreds of other games free of charge for the duration of the subscription.

What is ‘Sea of Thieves’ All About?

According to Microsoft, and the developer, Rare, the game is centered around the pirate life and also the supernatural. Expect to hunt for treasures with your friends, fight skeleton enemies, and do battle on the high seas with other human players.

The software giant is hoping to create the next big multiplayer experience for the Xbox since Halo, and it’s in the perfect position to do so. However, time will tell if gamers are interested in being pirates, even if they’ll have the chance to fight a Kraken.

Seriously, who wouldn’t want to go to war with a Kraken?