Update: Aussies can book their time right now, via Eventbrite.
A new teaser by the band was also shared to celebrate.
Original story: Xbox Australia has teamed up with Aussie pirate band Captain Hellfire & The Wretched Brethren to offer a ‘Sing us a Shanty’ service in celebration of the launch of Sea of Thieves.
“As part of the service, everyday Australians and New Zealand fans will be able to get their very own pirate shanties while they play online via Xbox Live with the band,” Xbox Australia advised in a press release. “The shanties will be broadcast live via Mixer, Facebook and Twitch during the weekend after launch for others to join in with the adventure.”
The service will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis over 24 and 25 March, with chances to join the queue offered on the Xbox Australia Facebook page. Actual shanty sessions will run between 10.00 am – 6.00 pm AEDT over this weekend and will be customised according to players and their unique adventures.
“Sea of Thieves is already such an immersive game by design, so it’s only fitting we give fans the chance to get their very own shanties from a real-life pirate band,” said Xbox Australia’s Jeremy Hinton. “We’re really looking forward to seeing and hearing the tales of adventure on high seas, shanties and treasured stories created between players and the band.”
Sea of Thieves is available now on Windows PC and Xbox One as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere scheme and the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. We’ve grabbed download sizes here if you’re not sure on which platform you’d like to play upon.