Jack Sparrow is coming to Sea of Thieves on June 22nd

Captain Jack Sparrow, the sometimes unhinged pirate famously portrayed by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, is coming to Rare’s Sea of Thieves. Microsoft announced a free Pirates-themed expansion for the game, launching June 22nd, at its Xbox E3 2021 showcase. “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,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

In the new Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life expansion, you’ll work to free Jack Sparrow from prison and avoid pursuit from the famous Pirates of the Caribbean villain Davy Jones. You’ll also explore “memorable locations” from both the Sea of Thieves and Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

“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,” Sea of Thieves creative director Mike Chapman said in the blog. “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.”