Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life

It’s a pirate's life for us. Unveiled during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, the trailer for Rare’s Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, brings characters from Disney’s much-loved Pirates of the Caribbean franchise into the fold in the ultimate pirate cross-over. With over 10 years’ working relationship with Rare, the REALTIME team were pleased to jump onboard once again to craft the animated trailer, produced in Epic Game’s UE4.

Edited in the style of a fast-paced film trailer, Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life was an ambitious undertaking for the studio. Featuring double the shots from the last trailer created for the Sea of Thieves game, the team painstakingly animated more than twenty characters, including Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones, over thirty unique environments and the most in-engine FX the studio has worked on to date.

Introducing the new shipmates into the fray was an exciting challenge for REALTIME’s animation team, who jumped at the chance to work on the infamous crew. The performances were honed by referencing the film franchise, as well as the original Jack Sparrow double, Simon Newton, who joined the team to supply acting references.