Sea of Thieves Plays the Hurdy-Gurdy

By Lexley Ford, 1 year ago
Everyone knows that unique sea-shanty sound that accompanies anything with a pirate in it and Rare seem focused on getting it right. We've heard quite a lot of what will be on offer musically in Sea of Thieves, thanks to this recent video on how the team went about sourcing the instruments to use in the score, this short on how players can make their own music, this selection of tavern tunes, and not just one, but two soundtrack trailers. That's a lot of audio and Rare aren't finished yet.

The fifth instalment of Sea of Thieves' “Short Haul” series sees the game's composer, Robin Beanland, give us his thoughts on what he believes is the pirate instrument with the most recognisable sound: The Hurdy-Gurdy. For those that don't know, it is an instrument that is crank-turned and produces sound by rubbing a wheel against its strings, a bit like a violin bow.

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Sea of Thieves is still without a confirmed release date but it is expected to be heading to Xbox One and Windows 10 sometime in 2017.
Lexley Ford
Written by Lexley Ford
Lex has been gaming for nearly three decades and has been a Newshound for TrueAchievements since 2011. When he’s not writing news he can normally be found immersing himself in a good story, both written and in-game, or just blowing stuff up (only in games).