Yuga Labs’ Otherside Metaverse To Launch Beta Game In 2023
- The co-founder of Yuga Labs, Greg Solano, confirmed that the firm’s metaverse, The Otherside, will debut a beta game in 2023.
- In an interview with Punk6529, Solano stated that the game’s beta version’s features are similar to multiplayer virtual world game Roblox.
- The Otherside metaverse will have various section, each of which are being launched gradually as Yuga Labs wants that the people to engage with the metaverse in “trips”
- There are also reports of the launch of a new NFT collection called “Mecha Apes” later this year.
The co-founder of Yuga Labs, the firm behind some of the biggest NFT collections, including the Bored Ape Yatch Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club collections (MAYC), Greg Solano, confirmed in a recent interview that the firm’s metaverse, The Otherside, will debut a beta game in 2023, and things might get exciting for the firm as there are also talks of a new NFT collection release as well.
In an interview with Punk6529, Solano confirmed that the Otherside metaverse game “The Persistent World” will be rolled out in the form of testnet in 2023 and also confirmed that the game’s beta version’s features are similar to multiplayer virtual world game Roblox.
I think we’re doing things in contrast to the way a lot of gaming companies would do things, starting with the iterative development of the game itself. Typically, what you would see is you’d maybe get a teaser, a few months later you get a trailer, three years later, you get a game,said Wylie Aronow, co-founder of Yuga Labs.
The success of Roblox has given birth to this new game and interestingly, as of Oct. 10, 2022, Roblox has 5.7 million users at its all-time peak usage which is quite high considering a decline in the general interest in the crypto and NFT space following the collapse of the markets when Russia initiated the invasion of Ukraine. It is also crucial to note that there are currently 9.5 million developers and over 40 million games on Roblox, a feat which remain unparalleled in the crypto space.
The Otherside metaverse will have various section, each of which are being launched gradually as Yuga Labs wants that the people to engage with the metaverse in “trips” to assimilate the experience that the developers continue to work on.
It was also previously reported the firm behind popular non-fungible token (NFT) collections is set to launch another NFT collection called Mecha Apes later this year. While an official confirmation remains due for the same, it is very much likely that Yuga Labs might aim to raise some funds amidst an extremely bearish market which is currently being overrun by exploits and hacks.