RareFanDaBase was fortunate enough to go to E3 last year where Sea of Thieves was revealed. Being at the show the audience was able to see the teleprompter that the presenters were reading from. When it was time to show the Sea of Thieves trailer the teleprompter read something along the lines of “Show Athena trailer…”. At the time we didn’t think much of it because it could have been just a placeholder name Microsoft was using during E3 but today the Sea of Thieves mascot Captain Bones confirmed that Athena was really the code name for Sea of Thieves!
@PiratePortRadio Long ago, before we'd come up with a name for Sea Of Thieves, its code name was….Athena. How's that for a pirates tale?
— Captain Bones (@AskCaptainBones) February 12, 2016
Do you all think there was any particular reason Athena was chosen for the code name? Let us know in the comments below!
Fun fact…the GoldenEye 007 XBLA remake was code named “Project Bean”.