Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores DLC Sees Delay
Just last month Sea of Thieves officially hit a huge player milestone, reaching over 5 million after being out for just five months. Now, just two days away from the release of the third Forsaken Shores DLC Rare has announced that they would be pushing the launch date of the anticipated DLC back a little bit.
Originally set to drop on Wednesday, September 19th, Rare has revealed that the Sea of Thieves: Forsaken Shores DLC release will be pushed back just over a week. The reason behind the small delay was discovered during a weekend of player testing and is due to a memory issue causing game crashes. Rare’s goal is to solve the issue quickly and test the fix in order to release the DLC content without worrying about any bugs or crashes. As it stands right now, the Forsaken Shores DLC will launch on Thursday, September 27th. According to their post in the games forum they had this to say, “Our goal this week is to resolve the memory issue and get enough Pioneer coverage so that we are confident we have resolved the issue, prior to releasing to all of our players. As such, we are moving the release of Forsaken Shores to Thursday 27th September. This will give us time to implement fixes, test, and get builds out to Pioneers to gain confidence.”
This content is set to introduce a new region called Devil’s Roar featuring rowboats and a volcano and as you might expect, players should be prepared to maneuver the treacherous waters, hot springs and flying rocks. Along with this new region, Forsaken Shores will also introduce a new merchant mision type where players will transport cargo from one place to another.
Thankfully, unlike other industry delays, like Battlefield V or Insurgency: Sandstorm, the delay here is pretty miniscule. Here’s what they had to say about the delay, “We appreciate your understanding with this change in our release plans. I know this will be disappointing, but I resolutely believe this is the right decision. We are committed to giving everyone the best Forsaken Shores release experience, and this will enable that. Thanks to all of our Pioneers for their support in providing valuable feedback and bug reports on Forsaken Shores so far. Alongside helping us gain confidence in the release from a stability perspective, we have been able to make significant tweaks to the gameplay experience as a result of the feedback we’ve received, and it is better for it.”
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