Rare is “fully focussed” on a solution.
Update: The “too early” error should now be resolved for “most” players, while “remaining cases should be resolved within the next 2 hours,” according to the Sea of Thieves Twitter account.
“Anyone who digitally pre-orders in the next 24hrs will need to pick up the Closed Beta through the Xbox Insider Hub on Xbox One and/or Windows 10,” reads a subsequent tweet. “This will resolve the issue entirely.”
Original story follows:
Rare is currently working on a fix for the “too early” error several Xbox One and PC players have encountered when trying to launch the Sea of Thieves closed beta.
Rare acknowledged the error on Twitter, saying the team is “fully focussed on a resolution.” You can see the error message below, which IGN encountered when attempting to launch the beta client on PC.
The closed beta, which began today, is scheduled to run through January 29 and is available to those who preordered the game or signed up for the Sea of Thieves Insider Program before December 1.
Earlier today, Rare announced the “Design an Achievement” contest for Sea of Thieves. The winning designer will receive signed artwork from the development team and “a whole bunch of Sea of Thieves booty.”
Sea of Thieves will officially be released on March 20. As announced yesterday, it’ll be the first Microsoft Studios game to be available on Xbox Game Pass the day of its release.
Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter @jdsirani.