Sea of Thieves wins prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Video Game Score

Sea of Thieves Pirate Legend
Sea of Thieves Pirate Legend (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

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.
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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."

Other Ivor Novello winners this year are heavy-hitters like Mariah Carey and Django Bates who were recognized in other categories. You can see a complete list of winners on NME.

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. Xbox head Phil Spencer and others congratulated Beanland for his achievement because it's a stunning accomplishment.

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Asher Madan

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.