The Rare developed sandbox pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves is soon heading to a new platform. A store page for the game has silently appeared on Steam without any announcements from Microsoft or Rare.
The store page does not list a release date, only saying that it is "Coming Soon." This is very similar to what happened with State of Decay 2 - another Microsoft first-party game -, which suddenly received a Steam store page in November last year before officially releasing last month.
For those unfamiliar with Sea of Thieves, it is a multiplayer title where crews of players go on treasure hunting, bounty claiming, delivery missions, and raids around a massive island heavy map, all on their own personalized ships. Each session has multiple crews sailing around at any time, letting players form alliances, steal loot from others, or simply avoid other teams. The game has been receiving monthly updates since its launch over two years ago.
An official announcement with a Steam release date should be landing quite soon, considering the new store page looks ready to go. Moreover, as with other Microsoft first-party games that have arrived on Steam, Sea of Thieves will probably employ cross-play with Windows 10 and Xbox One players, though the latter group can opt-out now.
UPDATE: Rare has confirmed the Steam arrival on an Xbox Wire blog post, though no release date has materialized yet. The company also confirmed cross-play capabilities with Windows 10 and Xbox One versions as we assumed.