Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life was one of the bigger surprises of the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase. It was rumored well enough that we would be getting an update to Sea of Thieves, but we weren’t quite expecting this. The game has been exploding with popularity since being added to Steam, and it looks like they are capitalizing on that point.
I never had the slightest idea that we would see Pirates of the Caribbean make its way into Sea of Thieves. It’s almost too good of a fit. From Jack Sparrow to Davey Jones, it doesn’t look like they are holding anyone back.
According to an official Xbox blog post: “Unfolding across five incredible tales packed with secrets and side-quests, this new campaign gives players a lovingly crafted story to play solo or with their crew.”
An interesting note is that they’ve said that these characters aren’t just going to be cameos. Rare and Disney worked to further integrate the amazing characters from Pirates into Rare’s world of Sea of Thieves.
The expansion will be free to all players, and is launching on June 22.