The Sandbox COO Sebastien Borget talked about the latest metaverse rush and called the game a “Digital nation” so let’s find out more in today’s latest cryptocurrency news.
The Sandbox is an ETH-based metaverse game that is based around virtual land and NFT collectibles. The computer game held its first Alpha playtest and will hold more than 2022 ahead of the wider public release. Digital land sales are booming with the rising interest in crypto games and Facebook’s prominent push into the metaverse. However, these metaverse games like Decentraland, Sandbox, and Axie Infinity all were selling virtual plots for years before the metaverse hype started.
If spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on digital land parcels seems crazy today, then imagine the gamble with the Sandbox first offering in 2019. early adopters are now seeing the benefits of the SAN token and LAND NFTs becoming even more valuable. The Sandbox COO and co-founder Sebastien Borget said it will validate to see his team’s idea for a community-owned online game world that will be embraced by more people. While this game is not fully open to the public yet, people are buying and selling LAND parcels before building upon them. The Sandbox COO noted:
“Every day, the map is different. There are new landowners and new communities that come and decide to build things next to each other. I feel like it’s a digital nation—living and breathing. That’s why it’s exciting. It’s culturally rich, it’s global, and it’s accessible.”
The Sandbox looks a bit like Microsoft’s smash hit Minecraft on the first look because it is a virtual playground that is full of blocks to play with similar to LEGO bricks. The difference comes in form of the virtual asset ownership so the users can purchase plots of land on the shred online map and build their own game experience. Already celebrities and popular companies are buying in. Snoop Dogg already purchased digital land in the Sandbox and he will launch interactive experiences within the game.
In the meantime, brands like Atari, Adidas, and The Walking Dead all acquired LAND in the SANDBOX with more plans to establish their own outposts. At the end of November, the Sandbox opened up its Alpha test period to let people play in the metaverse world. The players that purchased an Alpha PAss NFT could access 18 play experiences and earn token rewards. Borget continued:
“It’s almost this fear of jumping into the void and getting a lot of backfires and other criticism. Maybe people will enter it and say: ‘Oh, that’s it? The metaverse—is it really that boring? It looks ugly, it’s full of bugs, it’s not a lot of fun,’ maybe. And that didn’t happen.”
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