Sea of Thieves developer Rare has recorded a pirate-themed cover of ‘Jump’ by Van Halen as a tribute to Eddie Van Halen.
A selection of developers that work on Sea of Thieves at UK studio Rare have released a cover of the iconic Van Halen track to celebrate the life of Eddie Van Halen, who sadly passed away on October 6 at 65 years of age.
The developers posted the touching tribute on Twitter, where it’s been met with praise from music lovers and gamers alike.
A tribute in our current Sea of Thieves style to a man whose talent and fun-loving spirit has had a huge influence on many members of the Rare family past and present, and will undoubtedly continue to do so. #RIPEddie pic.twitter.com/vHWEVE3OiZ
— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) October 8, 2020
Rare says the tribute is a testament to the “talent and fun-loving spirit,” of the iconic guitarist. Apparently, Van Halen has had a “huge influence” on the staff at the studio for generations.
The cover is a sort-of sea shanty version of the popular track which has been put together using instruments that can be played in-game. Come for the amazing vocals, stay for the concertina interpretation of Eddie’s remarkable solo.