Sea of Thieves is adding dogs in its next update

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First it was monkeys and parrots, then it was cats, and soon it will be dogs: Rare revealed at Gamescom today that everybody's favorite furry four-legged friends will be added to Sea of Thieves in the next content update.

(And look, I love cats—I have cats!—but let's be honest with ourselves, they are not our friends. At best, they're crappy roommates who get by on looks and occasional flattery.)

There are no details yet beyond confirmation that this is happening, but the other pets in the game can be purchased for 349 Ancient Coins each (or 649 for the flasher "Collector's Pets"), and it's reasonable to expect that dogs will go for the same. Of course that doesn't take into consideration the extra outfits you can buy for them, and probably will, because who wants a poorly-dressed pet, right?

You'll probably be able to pet them (you can demonstrate affection for other pets in the game, so it'd be odd if the dogs were excluded) but the real question on everyone's mind is whether you'll be able to stuff them into a cannon and fire them out to sea. My bet, based on the important research conducted by PC Gamer's high seas hijinks expert Chris, is, "probably." 

I imagine you'll also be able to make them barf on the deck of your ship, just like the real ones do on your good carpet. We'll keep you posted.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.