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Sea Of Stars Looks To Be Getting Three-Player Co-Op As It Passes Five Million Players


Developer Sabotage Studio has revealed a hugely exciting milestone for its megahit retro-flavoured RPG, Sea of Stars, announcing that the game has now been played by over 5 million people across the globe since it launched last year.

It comes just a few months after Sabotage said it had reached a count of four million players, so the game seems to be keeping up a very respectable momentum. The retro-styled RPG has been a critical hit after debuting in August last year, holding an 87 on Metacritic and taking home multiple end-of-year awards including Best Indie Game at The Game Awards and Best Indie Game at the Golden Joysticks. These numbers are of course helped along by the game’s inclusion on both Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra, but it’s impressive nonetheless (and if you’re yet to give it a go, you definitely should!).

On top of the player milestone, the studio is also teasing a pretty neat new addition to the game with a trailer for a three-player couch co-op mode that looks to allow players to explore together each as a different party member. It’ll be interesting to see how this works in practice if/when it arrives as an update, especially in battles, but it’s exciting to see that new things are still coming to the game.

We gave Sea of Stars a 9/10 in our review, with Harry saying, “Sea of Stars is simultaneously a love letter and modernisation of the legendary turn-based RPGs of old. It retains everything that made them such a core part of the industry so many years ago, while poking fun at tropes and conventions in an entertainingly self-aware manner. Much like The Messenger, Sea of Stars is another smash hit from Sabotage Studio, and is undoubtedly one of the best games of this year.”