You Can Still Buy An Xbox One X And Get Sea Of Thieves Free For A Limited Time

Get Rare's anticipated pirate game when you pick up a new Xbox One X.

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Microsoft's open-world pirate game Sea of Thieves made its anticipated debut this week. If you're considering picking it up but don't yet have an Xbox One (or have been thinking about upgrading to the more powerful X), the company has announced a new promotion that may pique your interest.

For a limited time, players who purchase a new Xbox One X from participating retailers will receive a digital copy of Sea of Thieves for free. The Xbox One X typically retails on its own for $500 and does not come bundled with any titles, making this a good opportunity to pick one up along with one of the console's most anticipated exclusives of 2018 at no additional cost.

The promotion began in "most Xbox markets" on March 18 and will be available through March 24, giving you only a few days to take advantage of the offer. However, Microsoft notes that the exact start and end dates may vary depending on the region and advises players to check with their local retailers first. You can find more details about the promotion on Major Nelson's blog.

If you're more interested in the cheaper Xbox One S, Microsoft is also offering a Sea of Thieves Xbox One S bundle, which launched alongside the game this week. It retails for $300 / £250 and includes a digital copy of the title, a 1 TB Xbox One S, an Xbox One controller, and one-month subscriptions to both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

Sea of Thieves released for Xbox One and PC on March 20. It is also now available to play on Xbox Game Pass, thanks to Microsoft's new initiative to bring all first-party releases to the service day the day they launch. You can read what we think of the game so far in our Sea of Thieves review in progress. You can also read the 10 reasons we're excited for Sea of Thieves and our tips on how to get started.

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