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Animoca Brands and Atari virtual platform sees surge in demand due to COVID-19 lockdowns

The companies are offering a deeply immersive metaverse in which virtual worlds and games will be created collaboratively and without central authority.

Animoca Brands and Atari virtual platform sees surge in demand due to COVID-19 lockdowns
Atari will receive large digital spaces in The Sandbox gaming metaverse

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited’s blockchain gaming platform The Sandbox recently partnered with Atari and has just launched its third LAND presale.

The third presale launched and sold out ~50% in around five minutes. Further, 95% of the ATARI neighbourhood sold out in less than three hours.

Animoca chairman Yat Siu said that demand is being driven by recent lockdowns and isolation periods which are a result of COVID-19.  

The Sandbox

Animoca’s The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own and monetise their own voxel gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain.

The Sandbox has partnered with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic gaming brands, to create 3D voxel versions of beloved Atari game properties including Asteroids, Centipede, Pong and RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Animoca and Atari’s vision is to offer a deeply immersive metaverse in which virtual worlds and games will be created collaboratively and without a central authority.

Under the terms of the agreement, Atari will receive large digital spaces, known as ESTATEs, in The Sandbox gaming metaverse.

On these ESTATEs, 3D voxelized versions of Atari’s classic and most popular gaming creations will be made available to players when The Sandbox publicly launches later this year.

Furthermore, Atari and The Sandbox will develop Atari-inspired in-game ASSETs for game creators to use in their own games.

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