On Reddit, a fan wittingly asked for a "day one patch" and to the surprise of fans – Rare obliged and honoured the fan's request. “Dear Rare, don’t miss the opportunity to release a ‘Day One Patch’ eye-patch with the games Day One Patch,” user Jefabell wrote in a post on the Sea of Thieves subreddit in late February.
“I think this is a must,” user ZilorZilhaust responded. “Just a black eye patch with the #1 on it.” Well, that's pretty much what Rare have added to the game – not what you expected? As stated in the description of the item: “A message in a bottle from Jolly Jefabell washed ashore. Eye patch makers read it and said ‘aye.’” It's awesome to see developers interacting with fans once again, which is feeling more like a rarity in the modern era of gaming.
It's difficult to predict what Sea of Thieves will actually be like when it is fully released tomorrow [20th March]. Initial reviews have been pretty average, with critics stating that the game is very well designed, but lacks the enjoyment to play for long periods of time.