The Sea of Thieves beta has been over for a few days and had 332,052 players in total.
An interesting fact is that more than 14 million hours of gameplay footage were watched across Twitch, Mixer and YouTube gaming.
These player figures are arguably impressive for a closed beta version, accessible only by players who had pre-ordered the game.
Interest around the game is rising and it is noticeable that UK-based studio Rar back to their old tricks with new tools, making the fantastic-looking open world MMO, Sea of Thieves.
All of the trading companies will appeal to a different play style and as your reputation builds with each trading company, the rewards you get from pursuing their quests will become more valuable but the quests themselves will also become more difficult.
It will apparently still be possible to play quests together as Mike Chapman has promised "there are no barriers in place preventing players playing together."