The Sea of Thieves Closed Beta may be on shore leave, but some of the stats pouring out of developers Rare are nothing short of astounding.
A Sea of Thieves Closed Beta summary was spotted at Rare’s offices and posted to the Resetera forums. In it, the game’s most eye-opening numbers were laid bare. The highlights included over 2 million in-game hours, 14 million hours of streams watched, and the game being ranked as number 1 on Twitch and Microsoft’s Mixer streaming service.
All in all, it’s little wonder that Sea of Thieves is shaping up to be 2018’s PUBG. If a closed beta can generate that much interest, then the game won’t be sinking without a trace anytime soon.
Over 300,000 players took to the high seas during January’s Sea of Thieves Closed Beta, and I’d bet a shiny gold coin that a lot of them were made to walk the plank. The vast majority of those players, though, also made waves when it comes to the game’s meatier content: over 400,000 quests were completed.
Of the large number of players that pillaged their way through the week-long beta, nearly half were hardy enough to go it alone in one-man ships. Many, however, took advantage of co-op by commandeering four-man ships. The ocean can be a lonely place, it seems.
It was also nice to see the community outside of the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta gather around the game. Not only were nearly one-in-ten players content creators in some way, shape or form, Twitch streams reached a high of 269,000 viewers. That’s some way off League of Legends and Overwatch’s millions, but it shows that a pirate’s life can be a very prosperous one indeed.
The full list of stats are as follows:
- 871,180,805 gold earned
- 2,000,000 hours in game
- 314,021 total players
- 402,488 quests completed.
- 35,882 peak concurrent users
- 132,969 players in one-man ships
- 121,748 players in two-man ships
- 160,797 in four-man ships
- 30,595 content creators
- 14,260,440 hours watched
- 104,240 average viewers
- 269,000 peak concurrent viewers on Twitch