Microsoft has announced that the third free content update for Sea of Thieves, Forsaken Shores, has been delayed to September 26 due to a memory issue causing crashes.

As Joe Neate, Executive Producer explained:

“Our priority is to ensure we deliver a stable, polished and bug-free experience that all our players can enjoy. We have just had a weekend of Pioneer testing, which has highlighted a memory issue in the build, which is resulting in an unstable build where a large number of our Pioneers were experiencing crashes. From our investigations, this is a complex issue that we are working through solving, but as such we do not feel in a position to release Forsaken Shores to our players with confidence this week.”

“We appreciate your understanding with this change in our release plans. I know this will be disappointing, but I resolutely believe this is the right decision. We are committed to giving everyone the best Forsaken Shores release experience, and this will enable that.”

Rare hopes to fix this issue in the meantime and deliver a technically sound Sea of Thieves experience.

Forsaken Shores is the third planned DLC for Sea of Thieves and was originally scheduled to release on September 19, 2018. The DLC adds a new volcanic region named Devil’s Roar and rowboats to safely traverse the environment. Cargo Runs, a new merchant mission type, has players transport cargo from one place to another.

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