The Sandbox, one of the most popular community-centric virtual gaming world, has just reached a new significant milestone in the number of platform users.
According to the most recent estimates, The Sandbox Metaverse has 2 million registered members, which is an impressive figure that every NFT-related platform might want.
The Sandbox is Hitting New Heights
The Sandbox, inspired by the popular Minecraft, is a virtual gaming world where members can purchase, sell, and rent land as well as earn money in a variety of ways.
These virtual lands can be used for game or adventure, virtual enterprises, extensions of real-world websites, or social meeting spots.
Each parcel of land is represented by an NFT, which serves as a blockchain-backed ownership title for an asset. The player owns such NFTs, which can be resold or transferred.
New Ideas in the Metaverse
Unlike many other Metaverse-oriented games that have lately appeared, The Sandbox was among the early pioneers and has created its own community since its inception.
When it successfully raised $93 million from SoftBank and landed a relationship with Adidas, it drew a lot of attention. The Sandbox has been embraced strongly by the crypto community and GameFi lovers.
In November 2021, the team released the Alpha Season 1 and achieved initial success. Despite some controversial feedback about bugs, the initial Alpha test, which was completed in December 2021, had mostly positive responses.
The game is still under development and holds a lot of promise.
In response to users’ expectation, The Sandbox released an upgraded version – The Sandbox Season 2 – for all types of players.
The game’s popularity is growing, as demonstrated by the fact that each in-game piece of land is sold out in a short period of time. This is, however, a challenge for new players who want to join the game. The Sandbox Alpha Season 2 launched to address these issues.
The Sandbox Alpha Season 2 has been under development since 2018 and officially released on Friday March 4.
The newest version is said to be more user-friendly; every user can come to The Sandbox, explore the space, complete tasks and earn up to 1,000 $SAND. As planned, the launch will run through the end of the month.
More To Come
The Alpha Season 2 comes with 35 different virtual experiences, over 200 missions spanning multiple levels. The enhanced version also includes all 18 experiences previously featured in The Alpha Season 1.
Another interesting point of this season is a sneak peek of the “Snoopverse” created in collaboration with legendary rapper Snoop Dogg.
In addition to the enhanced version, The Sandbox involves conducting similar test periods every few months in 2022 in order to gather further feedback from landowners.
In addition, the team will transition the game to Polygon, an Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution, to reduce transaction fees and network congestion when engaging with the game.
Besides that, The Sandbox aims to build a DAO in 2022, giving landowners a stronger role in the game.
The Sandbox COO and Co-Founder Sebastien Borget said that the game would be made available to the general public once communities can create and share interactive experiences on NFT lands and the game has completed its move to Polygon.
Aside from focusing on its own game, The Sandbox has a number of goals for this year, including the formation and expansion of strategic partnerships.
Animoca Brands’ gaming division announced a partnership with Korea’s Cube Entertainment earlier this week in an ambitious effort to convey Korean culture to the rest of the world through the creation of digital assets.
As part of the partnership, The Sandbox will offer technical support while Cube will work with Korean companies to produce content related to Korean culture.