(This was a joint release between us and our good friends at Gaming Alexandria!)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Adventures of Jack Sparrow” is for the original Xbox and is more of an anomaly. It is theorized that this is a build of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, this version appears to be even earlier than the GameCube build. The file name of 04_07_05 seems to imply April 7, 2005, but the game concept shown here is different from what the GameCube build has to offer; instead of a fixed camera with linear stages, this build has a free movement camera and you’re not given any linear path to traverse.
Besides a couple of test rooms, only one textured level titled “Fort Prototype” is available, and it doesn’t seem to be anything in the GameCube build. If this really is an earlier concept for what became “At World’s End,” it may be possible this is actually a whole year prior and the date is meant to be read as July 5, 2004. Whatever the case, it’s a rare look at a stage of development that up to now was unknown.
Massive thanks to GamingLegend64 for sending this in for release!