Sea of Thieves (PC)
If anyone wants to try Sea of Thieves for free (or on the cheap) you can activate a trial of Xbox Game Pass and play it through that
- There's a free 14 day trial on the official site
, or you can buy a 1 month code from somewhere like cdkeys
for £1.39 (at the time of writing). *Note that these will only work if you've never used Game Pass before.
Sea of Thieves is not only available with Game Pass, but as it's a Play Anywhere title you get access to both the Xbox One version and
PC (it also supports cross-platform play). Just locate it on the Windows 10 store once you've activated your Game Pass trial, download it, and you should be able to play it for the duration of your trial.
Incidentally, when redeeming my 1 month code from cdkeys I was offfered a free month on top of that
by MS if I enabled auto-renew (for which you can later turn off if you wish), so assuming you get the same offer from them and haven't used Game Pass before either, you could essentially get a 2 month trial of Sea of Thieves for £1.39.
I only played a tiny bit of the beta and with Ni No Kuni II & Far Cry 5 coming out in the next 3-7 days (both of which I've pre-ordered), I've been a little reluctant about adding Sea of Thieves to that list when I've been on the fence with it and you can't get it for less than 50 quid. I doubt I'll play tons of it (with NNK2/FC5 nearly out, and lots next month too), but this works out quite nicely and should allow plenty of time to decide whether to ultimately buy it or not, and also see how well the game is supported with content over the coming weeks. All totally legit
Enjoy if you decide to try it through a Game Pass trial too!