Sea of Thieves is nearly ready to set sail on Xbox One and PC, with an official launch date announced via a new trailer. Get ready to hoist the anchor in early 2018.

It feels like we've been hearing about Sea of Thieves for a long, long time at this point. Thankfully, we don't have to wait much longer to finally get our hands on it. According to the new trailer, which went live during this past week's The Game Awards, the online swashbuckling game will be available across the Xbox One family of consoles and the PC come March 20 for $59.99.

If you've missed out on the drip-feed of details for Sea of Thieves these past couple of years, it's kind of tricky to describe. It doesn't appear to be a straight multiplayer game, nor does it seem like a standard MMO. In the game, you get dropped into a big world full of pirate adventures. You can explore islands, search for buried treasure, and join a crew on a ship. Those crews are typically made up of other players, with participants needing to work together in order to reach their destination or overtake an enemy ship in combat.

The whole thing looks very ambitious. The world seems vast, there are all sorts of customization options and it looks like exploration will be greatly rewarded. And did we mention you can fight undead pirate skeletons? Because you can. If they manage to pull all of this off swimmingly, we might be talking about a new hit multiplayer gem come late March.

Sea of Thieves is available for pre-order now. If you choose to plop down your money early, you'll get into the upcoming closed beta and earn the "Black Dog Pack" when the game finally arrives. Said pack looks to include a rather rad black pirate outfit, as well as some in-game items.

Microsoft seems to be all about customized controllers these days, so you better believe there's a Sea of Thieves option inbound, too. The body will boast a deep purple translucent shell with laser-etched barnacles, a golden trigger and a glow-in-the-dark skull. That limited edition trailer is also up for pre-order and can be yours for $74.99. While the game launches this coming March, the controller will be available a bit earlier, arriving Feb. 6. As an added bonus, the controller will include a code for exclusive Ferryman clothing for your Sea of Thieves avatar, as well as a two-week trial of both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

So what do you think, folks? Is Sea of Thieves on your radar, or do you want to see a bit more gameplay before making any final decisions? Let us know in the comments below.

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