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Sea of Thieves in 2024 becomes a 90 GB game for a good reason

The game finally brings DirectX 12.

Sea of Thieves in 2024 becomes a 90 GB game for a good reason
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

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Few games have received more love than this Sea of Thieves, both from the public and from the developers. For us, one of the best games as a service in the industry in the last decade.

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It has been almost six years since Rare released its pirate adventure game called Sea of Thieves, and important updates are still being carried out. Despite few changes in gameplay, the new 2.10.1 update is huge, both in size and scope.

With it, the game now works with the latest edition of the Xbox GDK. In addition, DirectX 12 has finally arrived to the title, making it an option for modern hardware compared to DirectX 11, which will still be available for older systems.

The arrival of DirectX 12 promises many improvements

With these feature updates, Rare promises performance improvements on PC and Xbox consoles.

“General performance improvements for the client should be seen throughout the experience, with PC players seeing the biggest improvements,” the study states.

Unfortunately, the update comes with an almost complete download of the game files on Xbox and Microsoft Store platforms (PC Game Pass), with sizes reaching 102 GB.

Only Steam players have been spared from the massive download, with a relatively small 10 GB update. Some will spend the whole day unable to play until the download is finished.

Fortunately, after this huge update, Rare states that future console and Microsoft Store changes will be much smaller thanks to internal improvements. It is possible that in the future updates will have a similar size to the Steam version. The Microsoft Store version has also been improved, as Sea of Thieves now supports custom installation locations through the Xbox app.

The complete patch notes for Sea of Thieves update 2.10.1 can be seen here, where visual improvements to the water are also included, the balance changes being made to some voyages are detailed, and the latest Pirate Emporium update for premium cosmetic items. There is also a huge list of issues fixed.

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We must not forget that it is rumored that Sea of Thieves will be one of the games coming to PlayStation 5 consoles as part of Microsoft’s new initiative to bring some of its first-party titles to rival platforms.

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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