Ubisoft Unleashes Rayman and Captain Laserhawk in The Sandbox Metaverse
Video game giant Ubisoft unveils a fresh set of NFT avatars within The Sandbox, a metaverse gaming sensation. This strategic move underscores Ubisoft's deepening engagement with blockchain technologies, solidifying its status as a prominent player in this innovative realm.
Enter the Sandbox Realm
Ubisoft introduces a captivating series of avatars inspired by their Netflix animated hit, "Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix." This adult-oriented show seamlessly blends various Ubisoft franchises, and the avatars aim to mirror this diverse fusion.
The collection showcases 1,866 distinct player avatars, featuring beloved characters like Rayman, Jade, and Pey’j from Beyond Good & Evil. Minted on the Polygon network, these avatars boast a futuristic cyberpunk style, mirroring the show's distinctive aesthetic.
The pricing details remain undisclosed, with the minting event scheduled for November 29. Notably, Ubisoft's prior venture into The Sandbox involved Rabbids avatars, each selling for 100 $SAND tokens. Although their current value translates to approximately $42, it was significantly higher during the initial sale.
Captain Laserhawk Unveiled
"Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix" stems from the Far Cry 3 expansion, Blood Dragon. This series serves as a melting pot, intertwining references and characters from diverse Ubisoft titles, including Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon.
Ubisoft's Web3 Pursuit
Ubisoft's foray into the Web3 sector gains momentum. The company recently revealed a complimentary Ethereum NFT drop linked to its upcoming game, Champions Tactics, on the Oasys blockchain, in collaboration with Immutable.
Ubisoft's blockchain journey commenced in late 2021 with in-game Tezos NFT items for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. Since then, they've embraced various ecosystems like Cronos and Hedera, explored fantasy soccer through a Sorare-based game, and introduced Rabbids as Reddit NFT avatars.
This latest move by Ubisoft signifies a substantial leap in their blockchain initiatives, merging beloved game characters with the burgeoning realms of NFTs and the metaverse.