And unlike the technical alpha tests that were conducted throughout 2017, the Closed Beta will be free from the constraints of Non Disclosure Agreements. So expect a lot of Sea of Thieves content in the lead-up to launch. Scheduled to run from the week of January 24 to January 29 the Closed Beta will be open to those who joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme, plus anyone that has pre-ordered the full game.
Which drops March 20.
In typical Rare fashion the Closed Beta won't feature everything from the full game, but if the recent progression trailer is any indication - expect there to still be plenty of content.
We're excited to check out the above, and bring you our feedback from what is one of our most anticipated game releases for 2018.