Microsoft’s lesser publicized console exclusive for 2018 will probably have its dedicated group of fans a bit peeved over an upcoming emergency server shutdown.
According to the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account, the game will offline starting at 15:45 BST for emergency maintenance. There were some issue identified by the studio that need immediate attention, and it’s unclear when the games servers will be place back online.
We're taking the #SeaOfThieves servers offline at 15:45 BST for emergency maintenance, as we've identified some issues that need immediate attention. We're investigating as a matter of urgency, and will update you ASAP!
— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) September 6, 2018
For the most part, fans seem to be taking the news rather well, with many encouraging the studio to take its time in fixing whatever needs addressing, as well as many being thankful for the transparency.
Thank you for the communication, and take your time. Would rather have you get it done completely than have broken things.
— Stephen Kay (@Steve_Kay_81) September 6, 2018
For those who indulge in the world of conspiracy theroies, a recent release of the SoT Update 1.2.5 patch my be part of what the studio needs to address in some fashion with its emergency server shut off.
Earlier today, the SoT studio dropped a rather hefty bug squashing patch that would also bring some much needed inventory tweaks for the game. However, early into its roll out, some players began experiencing bugs.
My athena rank has reset back down to level 4 anyone else have this problem and is this a visual glitch?
— INvizibleREACH (@MrMelonJr) September 6, 2018
Stay tuned for updates on the SoT drama, here as we await the servers coming back online and a final resolution to the “emergency”.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One