Xbox Unveils World’s First Pirate Blaster in Attempt to Break Guinness World Records Title

Xbox fans, to celebrate the launch of our biggest new IP of the year, we are going all out! Everyone is invited to help Xbox celebrate the launch of Sea of Thieves on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, a new shared-world adventure game that provides freedom, action, and excitement creating the quintessential pirate experience. Witness history as we try to break a Guinness World Records title with the Sea of Thieves Human Cannonball Launch.

On Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PT, David “The Bullet” Smith will attempt to break a Guinness World Records title for the Greatest Distance Travelled as a Human Cannonball using the Xbox Pirate Blaster, a 12,000 lb, 34-foot long cannon that will accelerate David from 0 to about 60 mph in one-fifth of a second. To accomplish this, David will blast off at upwards of 10 g’s average takeoff force accelerating up the cannon’s barrel. He will attempt a 200ft cannon shot before a 12g impact stop on the landing airbag.

In Sea of Thieves, cannons are great at blowing holes in rival ships (and make for efficient ways to get on land). Fans are encouraged to tune in to this unique and interactive live stream experience on the Mixer Xbox Channel, where you can use sparks, Mixer’s site-wide currency earned while viewing and streaming games, to help light up Smith’s cannon.

Make sure you tune in tomorrow, March 13 at 10 a.m. PT on Mixer to witness a Guinness World Records title attempt live and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for the results. For other incredible records on gaming, check out the “Guinness World Records 2018: Gamer’s Edition” book.

Also, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Sea of Thieves, available for pre-order today in the Microsoft Store or play with Xbox Game Pass on Tuesday, March 20.

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