Sea of Thieves developer Rare announced that it has taken the difficult decision to delay Season 10 of the popular pirate game.
The delay is pretty significant, as the season will be pushed back to October 19, 2023. While this is an "incredibly hard decision," the developers mention that this is the right thing to do, especially considering the ambitions they have for Season 10.
The implementation of what the developers call Season 10's headline feature is a challenge, and that contributed to the delay.
As a consequence, Season 9 is going to last very long, much longer than intended. This means that there are players in the community that are already renown level 100. That being said players can still enjoy the Legend of Monkey Island story, with its second part launching in August and the finale releasing in September.
There will also be live events to keep players busy until October with a Gold & Glory Weekend from August 4 to August 7, the return of Legends Week, a Community Weekend in September, and more.
On the other hand, what would have been the headline feature for Season 11 will become part of Season 10 and will release in the second month of the season.
The developers will also use the current lull to roll out fixes including hit registration, cheating, and the overall integrity of the game. These will come this year and beyond.
Sea of Thieves is currently available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and of course Game Pass. The game is currently in its Season 9.
Incidentally, Destruction AllStars developer Lucid Games recently announced that it has joined up to help Rare create all that amazing content promised today.