Microsoft has confirmed a Steam release for the adventure video game Sea of Thieves, although we don't have a release date yet.
An Xbox Wire post confirmed that the game is coming to Steam quite unexpectedly, and it will feature cross-play with Xbox One and Windows Store versions, so there won't be any issues if you want to play with someone who has purchased the game on Windows.
"We’re happy to confirm that cross play will allow Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam users to adventure together when Sea of Thieves launches on Steam, letting you assemble your perfect pirating crew, whatever their preferred platform," the statement read.
The multi-player game won the Best Ongoing Game Award last year and was inspired by PC Games like Eve Online and Rust. It's a shred-world adventure game where the player can assume the role of a pirate who needs to complete voyages from different trading companies to become a legend. The idea is to let the players explore an open world, and to also make way for in-game coordination with other players who are assuming the role of pirates. Microsoft released the game in 2018 for Windows and Xbox One and it was released for Xbox Game Pass subscribers at launch.