I really enjoy Sea of Thieves, so I always love seeing new content come to the game. The Tall Tales are a great PvE option to break things up in the game, so I’m excited they’re bringing more of them to the game.
As much as it makes sense, I never expected a Pirates of the Caribbean crossover, though. I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I really enjoyed the first Pirates movies, and so it’s fun to see that brought to a game that clearly drew so much inspiration from them in the first place.
On the other hand, Sea of Thieves has its own world and lore, and so it’s odd to see the film’s characters and lore sort of mashed into that. I believe the Pirate’s Life Tall Tales will be instanced, meaning you take a portal to a separate area to do them, so in that way they’re segregated from the primary Sea where the rest of the content is.
At the same time, Disney tends to be pretty strict about the use of its properties, so I’m curious to see how their involvement meshes with the game’s existing mechanics and tone, or if it feels like a tacked-on, sanitized and hand-holdy theme park attraction.