The Sea of Thieves
Technical Alpha has been allowing many players to try the game in its early stages for about a year now. If you still haven't had an early hands-on experience with Rare's Sea of Thieves
, this is your last chance before the game releases next year. Everyone who joins the game's Insider Programme
before December 1st is guaranteed an invite to the next play session. The current Insiders who have not yet been chosen to play the Technical Alpha will also be given the opportunity to join in.
Joining the Insider Programme is free, but there are a couple things you must be aware of if you want to be eligible to play Sea of Thieves
early. First off, it seems obvious, but you will need an Xbox Live account with a Gold membership, as this is an online multiplayer game. You will also need to be at least 18 years of age in order to sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement since the game cannot be streamed or captured.
On top of being able to play the game, Insiders are also given development updates through newsletters and forum posts. For more information on the Insider Programme, you can check out the Insider FAQ
There is no confirmed release date yet, but Sea of Thieves
is set to launch sometime next year.