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Australian Sea of Thieves players can have a real pirate band serenade them

Shaun Prescott

If you've pondered whether or not to arrange a real pirate-themed band to accompany you on your Sea of Thieves voyage, then you're among a small minority. A small, weird minority. But not so weird that Microsoft isn't setting up exactly that situation for its Australian userbase. Because not only are there actual, gigging pirate-themed bands in Australia (this one is called Captain Hellfire & The Wretched Brethren), but they've also got access to livestreaming services.

Captain Hellfire & The Wretched Brethren - Live @ The Crown & Anchor, September 21st 2013

"Fans of the game will be able to play through the game with Captain Hellfire from the comfort of their own couch (or crow’s nest) via livestreamed sessions," Microsoft's press release says, "as the band creates personalised pirate songs (AKA shanties) based on what’s happening in the game in real time. "This pirate group obviously won't be offering its services to every single Sea of Thieves player in the country. So if you're keen you'll have to b

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