Latest in Gaming

Image credit: Microsoft

'Sea of Thieves' will take up less space after pending update

You'll have to reinstall the whole game, though.
AJ Dellinger, @ajdell
01.17.19 in AV
130 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Microsoft

There is good news and bad news for Sea of Thieves players regarding the game's next update. The bad news is you'll have to download and reinstall the entire game. The good news is, as a result of some behind the scenes improvements made by developer Rare, the game installation size will be cut by nearly half on all platforms.

The update will arrive on February 6th and will be larger than the standard update -- understandably so, seeing as you'll have to reinstall the entire game. However, once the installation is complete, the developers feel confident that they will be able to better optimize updates in the future and keep the amount of hard drive space required for the ever-growing game down to a reasonable size.

According to the developers, the update will bring down the installation size for the game across the board. The Xbox One version of the game will drop from 35GB to 10GB, Xbox One X will go from 47GB to 25GB and PC will shrink from 47GB to 27GB. Once the update has finished downloading, it should install automatically so you can jump back into the game.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
130 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

View
A first look at Disney+

A first look at Disney+

View
Disney+ confirms 'Ms. Marvel,' 'She-Hulk' TV shows in the works

Disney+ confirms 'Ms. Marvel,' 'She-Hulk' TV shows in the works

View
US book publishers sue Audible over AI-powered transcription

US book publishers sue Audible over AI-powered transcription

View
Netflix test brings human-curated 'Collections' to streaming

Netflix test brings human-curated 'Collections' to streaming

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr