Thanks to sites like 9gag, video games and memes tend to go hand-in-hand. When Sea of Thieves first went into beta in January 2018, its mixed reception was a good sign that it would become the next video game meme phenomenon. After its launch, the creative minds of the internet did not disappoint.
Developed by Rare, the team behind Kameo, Viva Pinata, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, GoldenEye 007, and Banjo Kazooie, Sea of Thieves puts players in the shoes of a novice pirate. With nothing more than the tools, cutlass, and pistol they woke up with, the amateur scallywags must embark on quests to uncover gold and cut down skeleton hordes to become the next feared pirate. The online multiplayer experience lets gamers team up or turn on one another with real-time ship battles.