Rare has announced that the upcoming free update for Sea of Thieves, Forsaken Shores, has been delayed until next week due to fixing some issues found during the final stages of development.

Rare’s producer, Joe Neate addressed the possibility of a delay in a recent progress update, and now the company has announced it officially. The Forsaken Shores was set to land today (Wednesday, September 19) however it’ll now be released next week on Thursday, September 27.

“Our priority is to ensure we deliver a stable, polished and bug-free experience that all our players can enjoy. We have just had a weekend of Pioneer testing, which has highlighted a memory issue in the build, which is resulting in an unstable build where a large number of our Pioneers were experiencing crashes,” Neate wrote in an update earlier this week. “From our investigations, this is a complex issue that we are working through solving, but as such we do not feel in a position to release Forsaken Shores to our players with confidence this week.”

This may be sad news to those who were hoping to explore a new area this week, but hey, what’s a week between Pirates, eh?

Sea of Thieves’ Forsaken Shores Update Delayed - n3rdabl3

Forsaken Shores is set to be Sea of Thieves‘ biggest content update yet, with a new region, the addition of rowboats, a new Cargo Run delivery mission type, as well as tougher quest, new NPCs, and more.

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