Rare’s take on pirate games, Sea of Thieves, is now available on Steam.
Sea of Thieves is currently at the top of the ‘top selling’ list on Steam – most new releases of any notability get there – and has a slowly rising concurrent player count, currently peaked at 10,867, as SteamDB shows.
The difference is that Gears 5 launched on day one alongside its other versions – Sea of Thieves hits Steam over two years after its other counterparts.
Sea of Thieves still uses Xbox Live for account services, even through Steam, so you get full cross-play with users on both Xbox One and the Windows Store.
Microsoft’s never provided concurrent player count details similar to those we get from Steam, but we know the Sea of Thieves has logged over 10 million players in total since launch, so the Steam counts are not nearly the full number of players at any given time.