Hands up who would have expected a great launch from Sea of Thieves on Steam. Over the years, the Rare signed title has garnered a very large and united community but, by virtue of its presence on the Xbox Game Pass (also on PC), such a positive result was difficult to predict.
Well, with beyond 40 thousand accesses at the same time as the peak, Sea of Thieves is Microsoft's second most played game ever. Incredible especially considering the full price at which it is sold in the Valve shop.
This excellent news has another side of the coin: Xbox Game Pass on PC is obviously not yet so widespread among users. Problem of the platform and its service or little desire on the part of users to abandon old and consolidated habits?