There’s nothing unusual about cannon fire at Raymond James Stadium. Shooting a guy out of a cannon? Unusual.
To promote it’s new, pirate-themed, multiplayer video game Sea of Thieves, Xbox was in Tampa on Tuesday to fire David “The Bullet” Smith from what it’s calling the “Xbox Pirate Blaster.”
The 34-foot-long cannon reportedly took “The Bullet” from 0 to 60 mph in one-fifth of a second, sending him flying 200 feet and setting a Guinness World Record for longest distance traveled by a human cannonball.
Microsoft apparently chose the Buccaneers home stadium for its fitting decor, including a pirate ship with cannons that fire when the team scores.
Sea of Thieves gameplay includes players' ability to fire themselves from cannons. The game comes out March 20.
Human Cannonball Dave "The Bullet" Smith breaks a Guinness record title for Greatest Distance Traveled as a Human Cannonball to promote "Sea of Thieves" at Raymond James Stadium. [Casey Brooke Lawson/AP Images for Xbox]
Guinness confirmed the new world record on Twitter later Tuesday afternoon.
Congratulations to @Xbox , @SeaOfThieves and David "The Bullet" Smith on achieving a NEW record for farthest distance for a human to be fired from a cannon! This attempt was explosively successful ���� https://t.co/Rv9VSVU9s2— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) March 13, 2018ADVERTISEMENT