Get ready for a new Rabbids adventure! Ubisoft teams up with The Sandbox to release exclusive Rabbid avatars in the metaverse. The limited edition avatars are available in three tiers and rarities, with the chance to win a share of the 100,000 $SAND prize pool.
The iconic gaming company, Ubisoft, has partnered with The Sandbox to release a metaverse experience for players to enjoy. The collaboration will release exclusive in-game Rabbid avatars for players to equip in the game.
In commemoration of the Lunar New Year, the Rabbids avatars will be available in three tiers and rarities, including an entry into a dedicated prize pool of 100,000 $SAND. Furthermore, in case you haven’t noticed it’s the year of the rabbit according to the Chinese calendar. So, this collaboration is just right in time for this festive season.
Rabbids x Metaverse
This isn’t the first Rabbids collaboration we have seen in the metaverse. The Sandbox have collaborated with a prior experience last year with the release of Rabbid-themed NFT items and accessories that players can purchase to enjoy.
Rabbids is a franchise owned by Ubisoft that contains mischievous rabbit-like creatures. They were originally from the Rayman video game series back in 2006. Since then, these cute creatures have progressively resurfaced through memes and pop culture references. They have led to the creation of several new video games and TV shows.
They contain a similar charm to the minion creatures from the iconic movie, Despicable Me.
Ubisoft x Metaverse
The recent collaboration is Ubisoft’s recent move towards integration with the metaverse. Ever since 2018, the company has announced projects and partnerships that are all in accordance with getting a piece of the metaverse web3 pie.
Last year, the company received significant backlash for many of its crypto pushes. One of which is the announcement of a rumored crypto game called Project Q. The project has since been canceled likely due to the backlash of anti-crypto fans.
However, as we have seen due to recent developments, Ubisoft has continued its push towards web3. A few months ago, the company claimed that it was in “research mode” which was likely trying to re-organize its approach to web3.
This simple collaboration offers us a bigger insight than we initially thought. The Sandbox is one of the best web3 gaming projects currently developing, so I suggest you try it out.
The game is currently on its open-alpha, enabling both web2 and web3 players to try out its many features for themselves.
Edmond is a passionate writer for Video games, GameFi and Web3. He has worked for top GameFi companies and video game/crypto news websites.