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Sea of Stars Reaches 5 Million Players; 3-Player Couch Co-Op Coming Soon

Sea of Stars Screenshot: Zale, Valere and Garl approach a cliff at Dusk

Sabotage Studio has announced that Sea of Stars has surpassed the milestone of five million total players since its August 2023 release. Taking to X/Twitter with the announcement, the developer coupled this with a cute little video of the full cast of playable characters performing a celebratory “Dance of Five Million Suns”.

The announcements didn’t end there though; we also learned about a play-mode addition players may have wanted but not expected: three-player local co-op.

Dubbed “Single Player+”, this mode allows for three players to journey together in Sea of Stars. Staying true to the game’s turn-based roots, each player will engage in traversal and combat with a new “co-op timed hits” mechanic as they embark with friends on Sea of Stars’ grand adventure. The new mode is currently in development and more details are set to be released soon. 

A short video (below) shows how individual characters control when traversing the world of Sea of Stars in Single Player+. Players can break off from the usual course to explore and collect resources efficiently.

Having just finished—and thoroughly enjoyed—Sea of Stars last week, I’m intrigued to see how this mode will feel compared to the main game. I plan to try it out with my sons when possible, likely after a bit of basic RPG training with something like Super Mario RPG.

Expectant fans are still awaiting a May 2024 physical release, as well as the promised DLC “Throes of The Watchmaker”, which Sabotage Studio confirmed in November 2023 has “officially graduated from pre-production.”

Sources: Gematsu, Sabotage Studio

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Claton Stevenson

Claton Stevenson

Claton (yes no "Y") is an RPG obsessed News Editor. Claton fell in love with the genre whilst watching his childhood friend spam GF summons in FF VIII; thinking "wow these graphics are just like real life. Is this really a game"? He’s been chasing that feeling of awe and wonder ever since. Who knows? Maybe he’ll find it right here with RPGFan. When he’s not writing for RPGFan, you’ll find him nonchalantly leaning against the ballroom wall being the “best looking guy here.” …whatever.

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