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Sea of Thieves' PC players accounted for one third of its closed beta

Joe Donnelly

Sea of Thieves rolled out its closed beta last month, which brought out the best and worst of the PC Gamer team. Of its 332,052 total players, developer Rare has now revealed 32. 4 percent of those played on PC—which my crude arithmetic informs me sits somewhere around the 107,584 mark. Given this was a closed beta, accessible only via the Windows Store, that's quite a healthy portion of its overall showing. "We're not out of the woods yet—there's still features I want to get in for launch," says PC design lead Ted Timmins.

"I joined [Rare] two years ago, and our ambition since then has been to deliver the PC game that PC players expect. And that's hard. PC player expectations are higher than your average human, because we are better than the average human. Once you set that goal, you're shooting for the moon. "Timmins adds that Sea of Thieves' PC iteration is not an outsourced port, but an internally-developed project

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