Official Sea of Thieves Tribute Song Pays Respects To Eddie Van Halen

Sea of Thieves developer Rare has paid tribute to iconic rockstar Eddie Van Halen following his passing earlier this month.

The rocker, who co-founded the band Van Halen, passed away on October 7 aged just 65.

As the internet mourned and paid tribute to Van Halen, the developers of Sea of Thieves got to creating their own video in honour of the rock legend. Taking to Twitter with their creation, the team at Rare unveiled a cover of Van Halen’s 1984 US chart-topper “Jump,” created entirely within Sea of Thieves.

Rare credited Van Halen as being a major source of inspiration for many on the development team, writing: “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.”

Check out the piece in the video below.

Rare isn’t the only one showing their love for Van Halen and his work. Stars including the likes of Gene Simmons, Brian May and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea also shared their own stories and tributes across social media.

Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie and the band’s bassist since 2006, shared his own heartfelt post to Instagram.

“I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” said Wolfgang.

“He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss.

“I love you so much, Pop.”

Rest in peace, Eddie Van Halen.

Featured Image Credit: Rare