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Sea of Thieves A Pirate’s Life gameplay shown by Rare, Microsoft

Ahoy, Captain Jack Sparrow!

Sea of Thieves A Pirate’s Life gameplay was today shown off by Rare and Microsoft as part of an extended showcase.

The new trailer, below, gives a better idea of what to expect from the free expansion, launching 22 June.

A Pirate’s Life will take place across five tales alongside additional side-quests, and all are extremely story-based, Rare today disclosed.

“Players will go on a quest to free Jack Sparrow from his prison and witness the power of the world’s greatest Pirate Treasure, which Jack just so happens to have stolen,” the developer said. “Jack is being pursued by his old enemy, the notorious Davy Jones, and their arrival on the Sea of Thieves will ultimately spell disaster if Jones and his forces aren’t stopped.”

Sea of Thieves aims to immerse players in a fantastical depiction of the pirate life, filled with colourful characters and vibrant locations to explore,” said Rare’s Joe Neate. “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.”

“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,” added Rare’s Mike Chapman. “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.”

Sea of Thieves is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Expect A Pirate’s Life from 22 June.

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