Sea of Thieves [XBox] £33.99 @ Smyths (C&C)
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Sea of Thieves [XBox] £33.99 @ Smyths (C&C)

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Found 26th JanEdited by:"nihir"
Cheapest price for physical copy I believe. Choose click & collect to get at this price.
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scaryprowler12 m ago

Good price but with the game pass announcements, this title is due to be …Good price but with the game pass announcements, this title is due to be included.


Game pass is ridiculously good value now.
johnthehuman5 m ago

a) it's free with game pass


a) but game pass is not free
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Good price but with the game pass announcements, this title is due to be included.
scaryprowler12 m ago

Good price but with the game pass announcements, this title is due to be …Good price but with the game pass announcements, this title is due to be included.


Game pass is ridiculously good value now.
I bet per orders for this game have bombed so badly now. Physical copies will drop in price like crazy.
Only reason people are pre ordering from Amazon is for use of the beta code to play now. Expecting floods of cancellations next week
deleted79906226th Jan

The beta for this is so much fun , not a bad price at all for a physical …The beta for this is so much fun , not a bad price at all for a physical copy have some heat. For anyone trying to dig at the game by saying how physical sales will take a hit , it really doesn’t matter as it’s safe to say most of those people are probably signing up for game pass , so it’s not like they are taking a overall loss as this model has been very successful for Microsoft already and proven to work. If anything I think the digestible price point of game pass will attract even more players to the game that were maybe on the fence about it before and that’s only a positive thing especially with a online multiplayer game .


It looks pretty basic to me tbh. I was super hyped about it ages ago, but having seen all the [clearly sponsored] streamers playing it this week, it's quite repetitive.

Sail here, dig up thing, sail here, sell thing, sail here, dig up thing, etc... It's got a "no mans sky" feel about it to me. Pointless and unrewarding 'exploration'.
deleted79906226th Jan

Have you played it though ?


No I haven't played it, and I probably won't now. I was about to preorder it before I saw

a) it's free with game pass
b) streams of it looking extremely basic and repetitive
Will anyone actually buy any Retail physical copies of Xbox One games anymore? I could get 4 months of play from Sea of Thieves for the same price as buying is physically day 1 from here, plus all the other during that time too.

I suspect MS introduced the new Game Pass rules in time for Sea of Thieves as I think it's the sort of game that needs a very large player base to make it work, so best way is to get all the Game Pass holders on to it from day 1.
It'll be interesting to see how it fairs if it's as grindy and unrewarding as previous poster says, or a million buckets of fun (I haven't tried it myself).

I think in a few years time physical will be dead unless our Japanese friends (Sony & Nintendo) keep it going (which is highly likely actually because apparently over there they much prefer physical versions, even as far as Faxes over emails and still buying cassette tapes!).

Japan prefers Faxes and tapes
Edited by: "Futureshark" 26th Jan
johnthehuman5 m ago

a) it's free with game pass


a) but game pass is not free
Futureshark14 m ago

Will anyone actually buy any Retail physical copies of Xbox One games …Will anyone actually buy any Retail physical copies of Xbox One games anymore? I could get 4 months of play from Sea of Thieves for the same price as buying is physically day 1 from here, plus all the other during that time too.I suspect MS introduced the new Game Pass rules in time for Sea of Thieves as I think it's the sort of game that needs a very large player base to make it work, so best way is to get all the Game Pass holders on to it from day 1. It'll be interesting to see how it fairs if it's as grindy and unrewarding as previous poster says, or a million buckets of fun (I haven't tried it myself).I think in a few years time physical will be dead unless our Japanese friends (Sony & Nintendo) keep it going (which is highly likely actually because apparently over there they much prefer physical versions, even as far as Faxes over emails and still buying cassette tapes!).Japan prefers Faxes and tapes


Also with game sharing for non first party titles digital is even more enticing.

Once MS makes deals with other publishers to licence games (like Netflix does with shows and movies) why bother with physical copies?

Only downside is I can see retailers not liking this one little bit, loosing game sales both new and on the second hand side.

Funny everyone kicked off when MS announced the Xbone as always online device, seems they wasn't so daft
Edited by: "powerbrick" 26th Jan
powerbrick11 m ago

Funny everyone kicked off when MS announced the Xbone as always online …Funny everyone kicked off when MS announced the Xbone as always online device, seems they wasn't so daft


They had the right idea, though certain aspects were premature. Hopefully they will revisit cloud computing, they clearly had big plans and it would be great to see them implemented in a flagship 'online only' title.
deleted79906226th Jan

That’s your choice , you do you but I will say with this game it’s not …That’s your choice , you do you but I will say with this game it’s not necessarily all about the objective , the unique charm to it is the situations that you and your group create with the sandbox. If your looking at this expecting huge RPG elements you need to look elsewhere. But the amount of moments I’ve had that have caused laughes and fun has been paramount and that’s been the hook of it for me.


I get what you're saying. I just feel like the novelty of quirky pirating wears off pretty quickly and you're left with a bland empty game.

From the trailers last year, I did expect something big. It looked amazing. That's why I compared it to No Mans Sky. Seems massive and involving, but in reality there's little to keep you hooked other than the experience itself, which isn't enough for me.
The beta has been pretty disappointing to say the least. It’s a nightmare to install and play (thanks, Windows 10 UWP) and the beta itself has fewer gameplay features than the alpha had!
I don't know much about this game but I'm playing the beta. It's fun but I want to know there is depth to the game. I don't want it to be just the stuff in the beta.
deleted79906226th Jan

It will be interesting to see how they supplement and evolve the concept …It will be interesting to see how they supplement and evolve the concept in the future.


Not to me it won't. I'm done with it. If I have to imagine the fun half of the game, it's not for me. And that's cool. I like what I like, you like what you like.

For me, just make a good solid game with a narrative and some cool features, and I'll play the hell out of it.
deleted79906226th Jan

And that’s fine , so I guess your done with this thread then yeah ?


I mistakenly thought this somewhere to discuss the game and the deal?

Oops
johnthehuman26th Jan

I mistakenly thought this somewhere to discuss the game and the deal?Oops …I mistakenly thought this somewhere to discuss the game and the deal?Oops



deleted79906226th Jan

I thought you said you was done with it though ? you’ve voiced your o …I thought you said you was done with it though ? you’ve voiced your opinions , nothing more to say on the matter right ?


You's two going at it hammer n tongs makes for interesting reading and has made me chuckle away whilst on my pre-work hike with Canine Loyal

I been on the fence about this title from the outset and having watched quite a few streams of the closed beta of it on Twitch or whatever the Xbox streaming service is called over the last few days yet all I am doing is still accumulating more big nasty splinters on both fat pale cheeks

I'm far more in love with the limited edition SoT controller than I am the game thus far does look interesting and I do look forward to playing it, most likely through the game pass first but I remain to be a true believer.

I dig the pirate concept in games big time but it's very cartoony looking which I'm not a fan of and definitely ain't got the epic storyline Black Flag had so as much as I want to love this game I'm not convinced I will
johnthehuman2 h, 48 m ago

It looks pretty basic to me tbh. I was super hyped about it ages ago, but …It looks pretty basic to me tbh. I was super hyped about it ages ago, but having seen all the [clearly sponsored] streamers playing it this week, it's quite repetitive. Sail here, dig up thing, sail here, sell thing, sail here, dig up thing, etc... It's got a "no mans sky" feel about it to me. Pointless and unrewarding 'exploration'.


I watched a couple of streams myself. I see what you're saying, but the ship v ship battles alone look like a load of fun if you're playing with mates. If they keep the game up to date by adding content every now and then I'd be very tempted.
I'd be concerned how long these new exclusives are available on game pass. Wouldn't want to subscribe to it only for them to pull the new games after a month..
2 words... Game Pass
SJHan12 m ago

I'd be concerned how long these new exclusives are available on game pass. …I'd be concerned how long these new exclusives are available on game pass. Wouldn't want to subscribe to it only for them to pull the new games after a month..


Major Nelson tweeted
"In other words: the Xbox One Exclusives will be a permanent part of game pass moving forward."
powerbrick1 h, 30 m ago

Major Nelson tweeted "In other words: the Xbox One Exclusives will be a …Major Nelson tweeted "In other words: the Xbox One Exclusives will be a permanent part of game pass moving forward."


Yes. That could be interpreted in multiple ways.

Xbox one exclusives will be a permanent feature of games pass

Individual games will be a permanent addition to games pass.

Games pass hasn't been running that long and yet games are already being removed.
powerbrick4 h, 23 m ago

Also with game sharing for non first party titles digital is even more …Also with game sharing for non first party titles digital is even more enticing.Once MS makes deals with other publishers to licence games (like Netflix does with shows and movies) why bother with physical copies? Only downside is I can see retailers not liking this one little bit, loosing game sales both new and on the second hand side.Funny everyone kicked off when MS announced the Xbone as always online device, seems they wasn't so daft


Some retailers have already stopped selling Xbox one consoles in protest of this as they make more on software rather than hardware sales.
deleted79906226th Jan

2 games have been removed , and that’s only due to licensing issues , p …2 games have been removed , and that’s only due to licensing issues , pretty standard stuff if you ask me , no massive conspiracy against consumers or anything lol


Not saying there's a conspiracy. Just pointing out that games are not permanent.
SJHan1 m ago

Not saying there's a conspiracy. Just pointing out that games are not …Not saying there's a conspiracy. Just pointing out that games are not permanent.


First party will since they own the licence.
pcastley6 m ago

Some retailers have already stopped selling Xbox one consoles in protest …Some retailers have already stopped selling Xbox one consoles in protest of this as they make more on software rather than hardware sales.


Some != One Austrian retailer
deleted79906226th Jan

I find that hard to believe , so which retailers have stopped selling Xbox …I find that hard to believe , so which retailers have stopped selling Xbox brand stuff then ? I’d like to see some statements and sources please


Gameware in Austria, bet Microsoft are gutted.
Played a few hours with mates who really wanted to get this, it's soo repetitive and there's hardly anyone else sailing boats, spent 2hrs sailing round and saw one ship, spent another 90 mins and did what seems like same quest over and over.

Really wanted to like it but its not very good and none of us will be buying it.
johnthehuman21 h, 51 m ago

It looks pretty basic to me tbh. I was super hyped about it ages ago, but …It looks pretty basic to me tbh. I was super hyped about it ages ago, but having seen all the [clearly sponsored] streamers playing it this week, it's quite repetitive. Sail here, dig up thing, sail here, sell thing, sail here, dig up thing, etc... It's got a "no mans sky" feel about it to me. Pointless and unrewarding 'exploration'.


I've been streaming it and it isn't sponsored. It's a closed beta and they're only giving us a fraction of the actual content that will be in the full game. It's a proper beta, not a marketing beta like the ones you're likely used to.
iehrgeizi2 m ago

I've been streaming it and it isn't sponsored. It's a closed beta and …I've been streaming it and it isn't sponsored. It's a closed beta and they're only giving us a fraction of the actual content that will be in the full game. It's a proper beta, not a marketing beta like the ones you're likely used to.


To all the people saying the game is basic and repetitive. You all sound so self entitled.
SJHan17 h, 12 m ago

Not saying there's a conspiracy. Just pointing out that games are not …Not saying there's a conspiracy. Just pointing out that games are not permanent.


Just like movies/TV shows aren't permanent on Netflix.
pcastley17 h, 15 m ago

Some retailers have already stopped selling Xbox one consoles in protest …Some retailers have already stopped selling Xbox one consoles in protest of this as they make more on software rather than hardware sales.


Lol
deleted79906226th Jan

Oh right , let’s see how that works out for them then with their profits ( …Oh right , let’s see how that works out for them then with their profits talk about shooting your self in the foot


And you would know would you, you do realise that in the Deutsch Sprache region Xbox is about as popular as it is in Japan don't you? It is just not relevant, like non existent in those parts(Germany, Austria & Switzerland) so they definitely ain't shooting themselves in the foot as Xbox is the only platform they could make this stance on.

Okay non existant might be a slight exaggeration but head to head with PlayStation I reckon it's at least 80% market share to Sony. I lived in Germany for many years earlier in my life and n Eisenstadt Austria for a good three years recently, only moving back to the UK about 18 or 20 months ago so I do really know firsthand.

Libero which is something like an Austrian WH Smith but stocks far more gaming gear was regularly doing blinding deals on Xbone both hardware and software like latest releases yet I didn't know a single person who bought one and only a couple of people who had 360's last gen.

Seeing how big Nintendo has always been round that neck of the woods I'd say Microsoft would be lucky if they managed 5 Xbones out of every 100 new consoles sold since the Switch dropped.

Gameware would definitely not take that stance on PS4 or Switch games if Sony or Nintendo introduced the same sort of thing but they can easily do so on Xbone titles without causing any real hardship to themselves.



powerbrick26th Jan

Gameware in Austria, bet Microsoft are gutted.


Read above.



pcastley26th Jan

Some retailers have already stopped selling Xbox one consoles in protest …Some retailers have already stopped selling Xbox one consoles in protest of this as they make more on software rather than hardware sales.


Totally understandable games retailers all over the world will be fuming, it's their living along with the thousands of their staff. I will buy physical hard copies as long as they're there, I like having a physical collection and I like the concept of scores of retailers to choose from to make my games purchases but I fear those days are numbered.



deleted79906226th Jan

Sounds like Ubisoft’s efforts with their new pirate game might be more y …Sounds like Ubisoft’s efforts with their new pirate game might be more your thing amigo


Yeah I have seen something about it like ages ago but can't remember feeling blown away by that either, let's hope it does come up trumps.
iehrgeizi2 h, 28 m ago

To all the people saying the game is basic and repetitive. You all sound …To all the people saying the game is basic and repetitive. You all sound so self entitled.


lul wut. How did you make that leap?
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 27th Jan
deleted79906227th Jan

Okay so based of that information, if these retailers in those regions …Okay so based of that information, if these retailers in those regions have consistently had low sales of the Xbox brand including the 360 etc for such a extended period of time , there is only so many times a company wants to bang their heads against a brick wall , why would you waste money on trying to push something that’s only gonna go as far as it will ? You wouldn’t , you would instead focus on the territories that you are seeing success with and build in those territories which is what is happening. Once again il disagree and say as part of the bigger picture for them this ONE Austrian retailer really is not the be all and end all for them , yes it’s disappointing, but if sales are similar to japan there anyway then it’s hardly a blow for Microsoft is it now


Clearly unaware of the cultural gaming differences in Mainland Europe, “the English and their Xboxes” was as much a joke over there as “the Germans with their towels on the deck chairs” has always been over here, and that was in 360 times let alone now.

You are obviously in love with Xbox as much a certain fat goatee bearded septic with a modestly subscribed to channel on YouTube spouting non stop MS love and Sony hate that is your prerogative but we are talking about 1000’s of people’s livelihoods here, about the future direction of video game distribution rather than ‘ONE’ Austrian retailer.

Would MS be doing this game pass for a ten spot a month with brand new titles included if they were smashing this gen like Sony have?

Not a chance in hell!

Is this a great deal Xbone owners right not?

Absolutely!

But the precedents it sets for the future ain’t good for the games retail industry and won’t be good for the punter as far as I’m concerned, I’m sorry your devoted love of Xbox blinds you from seeing that but physical sales and people’s jobs was already under enough pressure before this.

I am fully aware I’m in the minority on this but I want a lot of choice from where I get my games because mark my words, the minute all those other retailers(high street and online) have folded MS, Sony and Nintendo will milk us all the more.

Time to go work
I've tidied this thread up a bit; you can have an opinion, it can vary from someone elses, but there's really no need to carry it on in an argument with insults. There's no place for that on HUKD. Thank you.
johnthehuman27th Jan

lul wut. How did you make that leap?


Because people expect a beta to contain all content now due to the way companies do betas most of the time. It's all well and good having an opinion on something but when you're giving an opinion of something you have no clue about then it can't be taken seriously.
Chasloyal27th Jan

Clearly unaware of the cultural gaming differences in Mainland Europe, …Clearly unaware of the cultural gaming differences in Mainland Europe, “the English and their Xboxes” was as much a joke over there as “the Germans with their towels on the deck chairs” has always been over here, and that was in 360 times let alone now.You are obviously in love with Xbox as much a certain fat goatee bearded septic with a modestly subscribed to channel on YouTube spouting non stop MS love and Sony hate that is your prerogative but we are talking about 1000’s of people’s livelihoods here, about the future direction of video game distribution rather than ‘ONE’ Austrian retailer. Would MS be doing this game pass for a ten spot a month with brand new titles included if they were smashing this gen like Sony have?Not a chance in hell!Is this a great deal Xbone owners right not?Absolutely!But the precedents it sets for the future ain’t good for the games retail industry and won’t be good for the punter as far as I’m concerned, I’m sorry your devoted love of Xbox blinds you from seeing that but physical sales and people’s jobs was already under enough pressure before this.I am fully aware I’m in the minority on this but I want a lot of choice from where I get my games because mark my words, the minute all those other retailers(high street and online) have folded MS, Sony and Nintendo will milk us all the more.Time to go work


Wrong. MS want to have something more like the Steam model and Gamepass would definitely exist even if their market position were different.

Things change. Industries change. Sometimes job losses do happen. It doesn't mean the change shouldn't happen.
iehrgeizi19 m ago

Because people expect a beta to contain all content now due to the way …Because people expect a beta to contain all content now due to the way companies do betas most of the time. It's all well and good having an opinion on something but when you're giving an opinion of something you have no clue about then it can't be taken seriously.


Dunno if it's aimed totally at me, but it's not about what I expect.

I've not really got an issue with companies that use these "betas" and their inevitable broadcasting by streamers as advertising either.

I'm saying that I was excited about this game, and now I've watched it being played in the beta state, I'm not excited any more. It's not about "not having a clue what I'm talking about".

If they'd just released the game, I'd have bought it. More often than not, recently, I've been put off buying a game because of early release content. I might be in the minority, I dunno, but I'm just telling you how I feel.

Don't take it personally
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 30th Jan
The market will change. Just like movies and music on demand. I haven't purchased a cd or dvd for a few years. Industry's evolve. Shops close. New shops open. Life moves on. A retailer that doesn't sell many xbox's removing them from the shelves isn't much of a protest, more good business sense, more shelf space for stuff that does sell. It certainly won't effect ms.
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