Square Enix is concretizing the metaverse development plan.
Earlier this week, leading Japanese game publisher Square Enix approved a plan to bring one of its hit game franchises into the metaverse space on The Sandbox (SAND).
Specifically, Square Enix will bring the Dungeon Siege fantasy role-playing game IP to The Sandbox in a variety of ways, including an interactive experience on Square Enix-owned LAND in a widely shared online world. . Furthermore, Square Enix will also offer characters and assets in Dungeon Siege that players can use in a wider variety of tools in The Sandbox.
Dungeon Siege is a game originally released in 2002, and its final installment was released in 2011, which has sold over 1.7 million copies to date. Although not as popular as other titles owned by Square Enix like Final Fantasy or Tomb Raider, Dungeon Siege is always considered by the majority of users as a classic “monument” of the action RPG genre in the world. industry history.
Square Enix has followed “co-worker” Ubisoft in making a similar move. Ubisoft also recently announced plans to bring its longstanding Rabbids franchise to The Sandbox.
In fact, this is not Square Enix’s first activation with The Sandbox, because the game company has been associated with the project for many years. Typically, in March 2020, Square Enix led a $2 million investment round in The Sandbox, owned by leading NFT/game/metaverse investment fund Animoca Brands.
On the side of The Sandbox, although the platform has been selling NFT lands for many years and has attracted famous partners such as Snoop Dogg, Ubisoft and The Walking Dead, the game has not been fully officially released yet. for the whole community.
According to a source from the development team, Sandbox will continue to release the next alpha test on March 3, lasting until the end of the month to allow players to try its free version.
(According to coin68)
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