Sea of Thieves Human Cannonball Launch takes place tomorrow [updated]

Publishers go to great lengths to promote upcoming games but this is the first time we've heard of someone trying to break a Guinness World Record with a Sea of Thieves Human Cannonball Launch.

Getting fired out of a cannon and landing on an island or an enemy vessel is a popular activity in the game. Microsoft wants to recreate this on March 13, 2018 at 1 PM EDT. David Smith, also known as "The Bullet", will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the "Greatest Distance Travelled as a Human Cannonball" using the Xbox Pirate Blaster, a massive cannon that will eject David into the air at breakneck speed. Will he succeed? You can tune into Mixer to witness the event on Tuesday.

Sea of Thieves is an upcoming exploration-based pirate game from Rare. The developer is known for many famous franchises including Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and GoldenEye. However, in recent years, the team focused on developing Kinect games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This was a curious decision, so when Phil Spencer became Head of Xbox in 2014, he assigned Rare a new project. Sea of Thieves is a shift for the developer and a concept the team hasn't tackled before.

The game has been delayed a few times but we finally have a concrete release date. As announced at The Game Awards 2017, Sea of Thieves is now scheduled to launch on March 20, 2018, across Xbox One and Windows 10. The game will also support Xbox Play Anywhere and native 4K resolution on Xbox One X.

Updated March 13, 2018: The Bullet was able to break the world record by being launched further than anyone else.

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