On July 16, Otherside Metaverse, the ambitious new social virtual reality project associated with Yuga Labs’ Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), kicked off its "first trip" tech demo. Over 4,500 people have jumped in to check out the innovative new platform, which promises to deliver a revolutionary social VR experience.
The event was open to all owners of Other deed NFT land, known as Voyagers. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with thousands of community members taking to Twitter to express their excitement for the event.
So far, highlights of the tech demo include:
- A vibrant and active world: There are already thousands of avatars running around and exploring the Otherside Metaverse, giving the world a lively feel.
- A range of activities to take part in: Ability to interact with other players in a variety of ways, including chatting, playing games, and even exploring together.
- A rich and detailed world: The Otherside Metaverse is full of intricate details and fascinating locations to explore.
- There are some innovative gameplay mechanics that encourage player interaction.
- A sense of community and belonging that is unlike any other online experience.
Otherside is a virtual world that is built on the blockchain. This means that it is decentralized and secure. The land is divided into 200,000 plots, each of which is an NFT. This means that each property is unique and cannot be replaced.
The land is available for purchase on OpenSea. The prices range from 2.87 Ether (ETH) to 5.74 ETH, which is roughly $3,900 to $7,800 at the time of writing. However, these costs usually apply to lower-quality, smaller land holdings, and the higher-tier plots can go up to much more than this.
So far, the response to the Otherside Metaverse tech demo has been overwhelmingly positive, with many participants calling it a "revolutionary" social VR experience. It will be interesting to see how the platform develops in the coming months and whether it can live up to the hype surrounding it.