Japanese role-playing game (RPG) industry giant Square Enix is teaming up with Ethereum-based metaverse altcoin The Sandbox (SAND) to revive a dormant medieval-themed RPG franchise.
In a new blog post, The Sandbox says that they are partnering up with Square Enix to bring Dungeon Siege, an IP that follows a farmer and his companions on a journey to combat invading forces, into the metaverse.
The game will feature collectible plots of virtual land and in-game gear in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), as well as the ability for players to craft their own original adventures.
Square Enix, known for their world-renown flagship RPG series Final Fantasy, first announced they would be taking a closer look at blockchain technology and NFTs in January. The company hasn’t made an entry in the Dungeon Siege franchise since 2011.
Co-founder and chief operating officer of The Sandbox Sebastien Borget says that Dungeon Siege is a perfect fit for SAND.
“The RPG category is one of the most dynamic and popular segments of The Sandbox, making the Dungeon Siege IP a perfect fit for our community.
Through the Dungeon Siege experience on Square Enix’s estate, players will be able to undertake a curated adventure that will help prepare them to create their own original quests inspired by the classic games, carrying forward the franchise’s legacy.
This creative circular energy is what The Sandbox is all about.”
The Sandbox is exchanging hands at $3.12 at time of writing, a 5% decrease on the day.
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