• James Kinch

Sea of Thieves Welcomes Jack Sparrow

Sea of Thieves, the popular first-person naval combat title by Rare has ventured into a dream partnership with Disney. It was announced by Rare yesterday at E3 that Pirates of The Caribbean content will be coming to the game in the form of a story titled "A Pirate's Life", starring Jack Sparrow.

Sea of Thieves' Executive Producer Joe Neate explains: "Sea of Thieves aims to immerse players in a fantastical depiction of the pirate life, filled with colourful characters and vibrant locations to explore. The sense of fun, wonder and the imaginative spirit that we hold real affection for in the world of Pirates of the Caribbean always felt like it could be complementary to the world of Sea of Thieves, and we've striven alongside the teams at Disney to celebrate this."

Mike Chapman, Sea of Thieves' Creative Director, was keen to ensure the narrative remained true to the spirit of both universes. "The heart of our story explores what it truly means to be a pirate on the Sea of Thieves, and this has allowed us not only to tap into the deeper meaning of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and the original attraction, but also allow players to go on adventures with Jack Sparrow, learning more about how he sees the pirate life and his place on the Sea of Thieves. This story moves the Sea of Thieves world forwards in unexpected ways, and it's been a joy to bring these two worlds together, treating both in a way that feels authentic and delightful to experience."

New places will be available for players to explore including areas in the Sea of Thieves universe, Pirates of The Caribbean and even places from the real world like the attractions found in Disney's parks. New enemies include Phantoms, ghost-like pirates who appear and disappear. Sirens who appear in the ocean and Ocean Crawlers, creatures that are able to take down ships. Davy Jones will also appear as part of the story.

This update will be Season 3 of Sea of Thieves and more information will appear here once it is released on June 22nd.

If you are interested in finding out more, you can watch the announcement trailer here: