Metapolis, the first Metaverse as a Service, was recently announced on Zilliqa. At a real-life early access event on April 2 in Miami, Florida users could enter a contest hosted within a Reddit post. Among prizes were tickets to the event as well as a limited edition NFT.
Agora, a global talent group app, is partnering with Zilliqa to create Metapolis. “We are excited for this partnership as we are able to bring not only creativity to life within the metaverse but also open borderless access for creatives worldwide to connect in the digital world,” says Sandra Helou, head of metaverse and NFTs at Zilliqa. “The partnership between Agora, Zilliqa and Metapolis means we are at the forefront of Web3 innovation.”
Additionally, Zilliqa has active partnerships with esports organizations such as Ninjas in Pyjamas and MAD Lions, and the company’s name will now appear on team jerseys.
Unity, Unreal Engine and NVIDIA Omniverse will be the building blocks of the upcoming metaverse. NVIDIA Omniverse, along with the partnership with Agora, will allow creators to easily create and collaborate on content. As of yet, it is unclear how Unity and Unreal Engine combine in the mix as the game engines are not typically compatible with each other. However, the two engines have been used in unison on occasion, like with ORamaVR’s virtual reality medical training platform.
Recent Metaverse News
More and more brands are jumping on the metaverse bandwagon. In fact, according to wall street, the metaverse industry could be worth up to $13 trillion. Recently Wendy’s launched the Wendyverse, which includes a virtual Wendy’s restaurant and a basketball court. Likewise, in March, Heineken launched Heineken Silver, the first metaverse beer. Additionally, metaverse pioneer Epic Games has invested in Spire Animation Studios to create high-quality animations efficiently. Animoca Brands is collaborating with GOQii to gamify the GOQi metaverse.