Sea of Thieves seems to have been in the air for absolutely ages now but Microsoft have today finally announced the full release date for the Xbox One exclusive.

March 20th, that’s the date to put into your calendars folks. Those who pre-order the game (now open) will also get exclusive access to a pre-release closed beta, providing the perfect opportunity for fans to find their sea legs ahead of launch. In addition, players will score free loot in the form of the Black Dog Pack, offering stylish clothing with unique, spectacular designs.

A special controller for the game has also been revealed. This controller comes featuring a deep purple translucent design, adorned with laser etched barnacles, one golden trigger and a mysterious skull that glows in the dark.

Take a look at the new trailer which marks the release date announcement and be sure to let us know if you’re excited for Sea of Thieves in the comment section below.