Rare has announced new details about Sea of Thieves next technical alpha update. They are also inviting more players from their insider program which you can sign up for here.
The new update, Taming New Seas, will add two main features. New islands and regions will be added to the game that players can fully explore. Skeleton gunners will now populate islands and are hostile to players.
There are a number of smaller features also included. Characters will now be damaged by falling from great heights and drinking too much will cause a “visceral spewing experience”. The Voyage System is now being implemented and will be the way quest are deliver and framed going forward.
According to Rare’s Twitter there is still a chance to get into the next alpha. If you don’t make it by this weekend, you’ll have a chance to get in later when a new update is released and more players are invited.
Seas of Thieves due to release sometime in 2017 for Xbox One and PC.