Virtuverse is a pretty interesting MMO that’s coming onto the scene. It’s a sci-fi open-world sandbox MMO. Registration has just opened for Virtuverse and is scheduled to announce an official release date in the coming weeks. Aside from your standard Eve Online simulator where you PEW PEW ships out of the sky. Virtuverse offers an interesting twist in the player economy aspect.
“When a player subscribes to Virtuverse, they will receive a monthly credit to their account balance. These credits can be withdrawn back to real-world money at any time – at the same conversion rate, they were bought with.”
Now this description has gotten my attention immediately and it should be grabbing yours too. The idea that in-game currency equates to real-world $$ is an ambitious goal. If Virtuverse can pull this off, I see a huge successful market.
Virtuverse is both a platform and a game. Enter a gaming universe where you can seamlessly travel between different worlds and experiences spanning multiple genres of gameplay.
I’m going, to be honest, Virtuverse sounds a little too good to be true. Some of the features that they are advertising make big-budget triple AAA studios sound like garbage. The fact that Virtuverse is attempting to take giant leaps in changing up the MMO genre is impressive. These include Dynamic dungeons, persistent open worlds, and a focus on the economy. The question is, can a small indie studio pull this off?
Stay tuned for more information, we will be keeping an eye on Virtuverse and how they plan to execute this.