Sea Of Thieves Closed Beta Will Support Xbox Play Anywhere; Rendering Team Wants “to get Sea of Thieves running on a potato”

Sea of Thieves closed beta opens its doors to invited pirates tomorrow, and PC Design Lead Ted Timmins confirmed Xbox Play Anywhere is featured and supported in the closed beta period.

Timmins announced Xbox Play Anywhere is fully enabled during the closed beta period, which will allow players to enjoy the title on ” a Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 laptop, Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X” and continue from where they left off on the previous device.

As we head into Closed Beta, our next step is to fully enable Xbox Play Anywhere. We’re delighted to announce that starting in Closed Beta on January 24th, you can jump between any device and continue where you left off, whether that’s a Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 laptop, Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X. And with crossplay, you’ll always have a friend to sail with, regardless of where they play.

This is a huge milestone for us as we head towards launch because giving players the freedom to choose how they play lies at the heart of Sea of Thieves. This also means that if you pre-order Sea of Thieves digitally, you’ll have Xbox Play Anywhere access from launch day on March 20th. You’ll be able to play on any device, at any time, and swap devices to your heart’s content!

He continued to encourage people to mess around with the graphical and video settings and maybe even try out how Sea of Thieves runs on an older PC. Mainly to allow the rendering team to know what is the best configurations for PC users, and because their ambition is “to get Sea of Thieves running on a potato”

We’d also like to use this as an opportunity to ask YOU to help us make the PC experience even better for launch. For example, do you have an old gaming PC, or does a relative have a shiny new laptop with only an iGPU? Jump into the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta on these devices and let us know in the Forums how you get on! Our Video Settings go all the way down to 540p, and our Graphics Settings go all the way down to “Cursed” (yes, we may have taken some creative licence here!), but we really do want to know how you get on as our rendering team’s ambition is “to get Sea of Thieves running on a potato” – whatever that means!

Sea of Thieves releases on March 20 for PC and Xbox One.