Sea of Thieves has a rolling launch with the game unlocking at various times across today. Technically it’s still not out in America.
Yet popular streamers have got their hands on the game and it’s currently the top game on Twitch.
Peaking at 213,056 viewers according to Twitch Tracker, it looks like there’s a lot of people checking in on Sea of Thieves to find out what it’s all about.
It has even taken the top game slot on Twitch from Fortnite.
I guess people are hitting the hay but, Sea of Thieves 'streamability' is really going to help it gain momentum early. Taking out top spot on Day One I can imagine the team holding up their tankards in delight. pic.twitter.com/GN55cmEIBz— Jackson Ryan (@dctrjack) March 20, 2018
Yet Sea of Thieves still isn’t officially out in America, though it does seem Rare unlocked the game for all users a little early.
It’s also still fairly early in parts of the US and all those Twitch viewers haven’t quite got home ready to settle in for the night. Once that happens, the numbers may rise as more people can jump in and play the game… or the numbers may fall as more people can play the game. Twitch viewer numbers are like the tides, nobody can explain them.