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The Sandbox Shifts Focus to Content Creation in Web3 Gaming

The Sandbox, a web3-based metaverse, pivots from land speculation to content creation, drawing major brands and users.

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Eliza Crichton-Stuart

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The Sandbox, a web3-based platform, has moved its focus away from land speculation towards content creation. The co-founder of The Sandbox, Sébastien Borget, shared insights during an interview at the GITEX conference in Dubai.

Over the past year, The Sandbox has witnessed a significant change. While the era of speculative land purchases seems to be waning, interest in digital spaces has surged among major brands and users, especially in Asia and the Middle East

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The Sandbox, often compared to Minecraft but with a web3 twist, is now geared towards offering genuine gaming experiences. The digital realm now boasts a variety of racing and fighting games created by various brands and independent creators. Additionally, The Sandbox is planning to roll out a mobile application soon.

The introduction of self-publishing on The Sandbox has been a game-changer for content creators. This feature has allowed creators to launch their own experiences, resulting in around two hundred experiences going live on the platform. This shift is seen as diversifying the platform's offerings.

In contrast to the staggering land prices seen in 2021, the price of digital land on The Sandbox has remained relatively stable. Since the beginning of this year, the seven-day moving average for land sale prices has consistently hovered between $500 and $1,000 per plot.

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Major Brand Partnership

Major brands, like McDonald's, are not perturbed by this price stagnation. McDonald's created 'McNuggets Land' on The Sandbox, celebrating the fortieth anniversary of their McNuggets with players having the opportunity to win a year's supply of McNuggets and 100,000 SAND, The Sandbox's native token.

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Collaborations with brands like McDonald's aim to offer engaging experiences while providing revenue-sharing opportunities to attract more players.

Sébastien Borget, Co-founder of The Sandbox

The Sandbox has strengthened its commitment to content creators by appointing Nicola Sebastian as the new Chief Content Officer. Sebastian, previously from PlayStation Studios, will collaborate with content creators, gaming studios, and brand partners to develop new content and experiences, from single-player games to social hubs. The platform also plans to explore movie-related experiences with Hollywood-based brands and companies.

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Nicola has experience in building new game formats on emerging platforms and supporting creators and players. His expertise will amplify the creativity of our diverse community of creators as they expand beyond gaming to launch music, fashion, sport, entertainment, and cultural experiences.

Sébastien Borget, Co-founder of The Sandbox

As The Sandbox reorients itself from land speculation to fostering creativity and meaningful experiences, the metaverse's future looks promising. With content creators at the forefront, the platform continues to attract major brands and users from diverse regions, promising a dynamic and engaging metaverse experience.


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updated:

February 18th 2024

posted:

October 22nd 2023

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