Sea of Thieves is known as one of the most jolly multiplayer games out there — but, for Twitch streamer Hitbotc’s mother-in-law, the game is so morally corrupt that she’s forcing him out of her home.
Sea of Thieves is a first-person, shared-world multiplayer game that allows users to sail the high seas with their friends and dive off the plank into all kinds of swashbuckling shenanigans.
Tasked with hunting for treasure, trading goods or participating in swordfights with other players, there’s not much that can be considered unwholesome about the game; but that isn’t stopping one Twitch streamer’s mother-in-law from banning the title from her home.
Twitch star ‘Hitbotc’ is best known for his Sea of Thieves streams, alongside other various games and broadcasts. Having moved back to Oklahoma from Oregon, the broadcaster had meant to live with his mother-in-law while he and his wife saved up to build a house in the Sooner State.
However, in a broadcast on September 28, Hitbotc revealed that his plans to build his dream home have come to a sudden halt, thanks to his mother-in-law.
According to the streamer, she claimed that she felt Sea of Thieves was a “demonic” game, and didn’t want it played under her roof any longer.
“She believes that Sea of Thieves is an evil and demonic game, and she doesn’t want it played in her home anymore,” he explained.
Of course, Hitbotc isn’t going to stop playing his most popular game on stream, and is currently seeking out alternative accommodations rather than concede to her odd demands.
“Being the honorable man that I am, we are gonna be moving out, because we’re not gonna stop playing Sea of Thieves,” he continued. “It doesn’t make sense, you guys.”
However, the dispute over Sea of Thieves isn’t tearing anything apart. Hitbotc just wants to “do the right thing” and honor her wishes, and has thanked her for helping him make the cross-country move earlier this year.
“Though I disagree with my mother-in-law, I still very much love her,” he told Dexerto.
“I am so thankful for what she has done for me and my family by giving us a place to live during our move across the country.”
Hitbotc has been met with ample support from his fans as well, many of whom are just as shocked as he is at such the sudden turn of events that hearken back to many a child’s parents’ reaction to Pokemon and Harry Potter in the early 2000’s.