Sea of Thieves has become the biggest pirated themed video game of its generation, allowing gamers to explore the seven seas on Xbox, PC, and Xbox cloud gaming. Nowhere is this clearer than the latest free expansion, Sea of Thieves: The Life of a Pirate, which features characters and locations from the massive Disney Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and focuses on movies and theme park walks. related. It turns out that Rare isn't happy about just bringing Pirates of the Caribbean into the game, as fans find a good reference to LucasArts' favorite Monkey Island franchise in the new expansion. Secret of Monkey Island was first published in 1990 for computer platforms such as Amiga, MS DOS and Atari ST. The game was developed by Lucasfilm Games (later known as LucasArts), directed by Ron Gilbert, and written and designed by Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schaefer. Grossman later founded Telltale Games, while Shaffer founded Double Fine Productions, the studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2019. Unfortunately, when The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm in 2012, it shut down LucasArts and apparently killed off the franchise on Monkey Island. monkeys. Although creator Ron Gilbert didn't catch Disney's attention, Rare appears to have received Disney's blessing to use the Monkey Island franchise for Sea of Thieves when players discover the wreck of a ship piloted by Captain Kate Capsize. , the pirate protagonist Guybrush Threepwood briefly interacts with Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. It turns out that Kate took revenge on Threepwood after players prepared her for crime to solve puzzles in Monkey Island 2, but she failed and died in a sea of thieves. It's a bit of witty lore from Rare complemented by a beautiful performance from the Monkey Island theme song that's sure to stir the emotions of longtime fans. What this means for future content of Monkey Island in Sea of Thieves remains to be seen, perhaps Double Fine is planning a merger with Rare and Disney to include Monkey Island content on Sea of Thieves. . This is too deep to be seen with the deepest respect for Monkey Island and Sea of Thieves fans. Still, it's good to see Sea of Thieves finally paying homage to the pirate game that defined previous generations.