Today on July 31, the Cursed Sails update has finally launched for Sea of Thieves, bringing a brand new ship and more to the high seas. On top of this, the pirate adventure game has surpassed 5 million players since launching earlier this year.
The news of the player count milestone was announced by the studio itself in the 'Developer Update' video just below. The Cursed Sails update is now also live for all Sea of Thieves, and marks the second major content drop for the game since launch (The Hungering Deep DLC launched earlier this year).
Cursed Sails is a big update for Sea of Thieves, since it adds NPC crews on the high seas for the very first time. Now, not every ship you see will be commandeered by other players, as they can now be under the command of a ghostly skeleton crew. In addition to this, there's also the brand new Brigantine ship launching in the update today, which lets three players set sail together in a slightly smaller ship.
As for what's next in Sea of Thieves, the Forbidden Shores expansion is set to launch this coming September, but we don't have any additional details on the expansion right now. If you're still playing through the previous expansion for Rare's pirate adventure game, head over to our Sea of Thieves Hungering Deep guide, for a complete walkthrough of how to decipher Merrick's riddles.