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Rare held a special Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Showcase last night, offering up some new details on this week’s Pirates of the Caribbean crossover content coming to the nautical adventure.
The almost 40-minute broadcast gave viewers more insight into Rare and Disney’s collaboration behind the scenes, as well as the content itself. A Pirate’s Life will add two brand new locations in the Sea of the Damned and the Sunken Kingdom. You’ll explore both as part of the five Tall Tales in the story.
These new locales will be instanced for you and your crew during the Tall Tales, meaning thankfully you won’t be bothered by other crews while you take part in the adventure. At various points during the quest, you’ll also have Captain Jack himself join your crew as an AI companion, which will be especially useful for those tackling the story solo.
Said story is kicked off by—who else—Captain Jack Sparrow, who’s stumbled across a mysterious treasure that opens a portal to the Sea of Thieves. He’s soon followed by Davy Jones, who has a problem with the fact that pirates don’t die in this new world meaning he cannot claim their souls. You’ll have to rescue Jack and defeat Jones before he destroys the magic that keeps the Sea of Thieves together.
As mentioned, the video also talks about the development process too. Not only did Rare get to visit the real-life Pirates of the Caribbean ride for research, but also utilise the services of one of the actual stuntmen from the movies. This allowed them to capture his performance to really make sure Jack’s movements and mannerisms in the game would be as authentic to their movie counterparts as possible.
It’s a really interesting watch, and you can check out the Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life Showcase below. Be aware it also gives a brief look at the first two Tall Tales about twenty minutes in, so be warned for potential spoilers if you’re wanting to go in completely blind.
Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life will launch tomorrow, June 22 as a free update to Sea of Thieves on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.