What you need to know
- Sea of Thieves won the Ivor Novello Award for the Best Original Video Game Score.
- The Ivor Novello Awards are among the top honors in music.
- Sea of Thieves is part of Xbox Game Pass.
- You can listen to the soundtrack on Amazon (opens in new tab).
Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game which relies on emergent experiences. While the title launched as a somewhat barebones game, it's now become so much more due to time-limited events. However, that's not where Sea of Thieves' story ends. On April 30, the game got its long-awaited "Anniversary Update" which added cooking, fishing, harpooning, single-player quests, and much more. In many ways, it completely revamped the title.
Aside from the emergent gameplay, one aspect of Sea of Thieves that really shines is the soundtrack. You can even create amazing music when you're playing with other players by starting and stopping your instruments in a harmonious manner. The title has garnered a lot of praise for its soundtrack from gamers, but today, developer Rare's Composer and Music Director Robin Beanland won a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for the "Best Original Video Game Score."
Get that #FridayFeeling with a stirring new piece for your music library: 'Shroudbroken' is the full, previously unheard version of a beautiful Tall Tales tune by Ivor Novello winner @TheRealBeano. Available to download and add to your #SeaOfThieves playlist from today! pic.twitter.com/qengXshNdnGet that #FridayFeeling with a stirring new piece for your music library: 'Shroudbroken' is the full, previously unheard version of a beautiful Tall Tales tune by Ivor Novello winner @TheRealBeano. Available to download and add to your #SeaOfThieves playlist from today! pic.twitter.com/qengXshNdn— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) June 21, 2019June 21, 2019
In celebration of the win, Rare released a new piece from the game called "Shroudbroken." The developer said, "Shroudbroken is the full, previously-unheard version of a beautiful Tall Tales." You can purchase it on Amazon (opens in new tab) for 89 cents, or access it through services like Spotify.
Other Ivor Novello winners this year are heavy-hitters like Mariah Carey and Django Bates who were recognized in other categories. Ivor Novello Awards are among some of the top honors in the music industry. They're named after the famous Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the early 1900s.
Sea of Thieves is part of Xbox Game Pass which gives you access to roughly 250 games for one monthly fee. If you play a lot of multiplayer titles, be sure to check out Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which bundles Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold in one discounted package.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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