It's less than a week till launch and the studio is buzzing! Can we say buzzing twice? Just did, we're that excited! It seems like only yesterday that we unleashed the E3 2015 announce trailer and introduced you to the world of Sea of Thieves. A game that enables firing yourself out of cannons, cronching bananas, throwing up into buckets, building a crew bound by a sacred bond and becoming a Pirate Legend. A game where you'll climb the ranks and build your reputation until you become revered or feared by the other crews you encounter.

We've taken this game on a journey through its Technical Alpha, Scale Tests and Betas – and now, armed with the knowledge and feedback from our amazing community, we're working on all sorts of exciting content for launch and beyond. Our March 20th release date is just the beginning!

Sea of Thieves Behind the Scenes: Studio Launch Buzz

Duration 22:57

Last week, as we worked, our Community Video Manager Jon (and cameraman/Sea of Thieves trailer VO king John) roamed the studio, ambushing and interviewing people like a cheerful Scottish storm, documenting what's going on at Rare in these last days before launch. Captured on film are a whopping 18 people from teams as diverse as Audio, Art, Design and Community, all eager to share what they've been working on. You'll see some familiar faces and some new ones in this jam-packed 22 minutes of candid interview action!

Enjoy this look behind the curtain as we sail towards launch, and as always, you can reach out to us through our social channels and Forums. We'd love to hear from you. See you on the seas!