A team of Sea of Thieves developers from┬áRare has went into the game’s technical alpha for a session of piracy, treasure hunting, and peaceful sailing. It didn’t end well for them.

You can try and avoid any sort of confrontation during your nautical travels, though that doesn’t guarantee others will not try and force you into one. One thing is clear though – if you do find yourself in a battle, playing music and handing the enemy treasure doesn’t quite seem to work against canons and pistols.

You can watch the devs get their behinds handed to them in the gameplay video above. Sea of Thieves will be released on PC and Xbox One later this year.

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