Game | Video games: Life Beyond will be “one of the destinations of the metaverse” (Benjamin Charbit, CEO of the Darewise studio)

Far from our Earth, a hostile planet: Dolos. There are still remnants of a civilization that has now disappeared. The players mission is to explore, complete objectives and of course survive. It is in this universe of science fiction that Life Beyond, an MMO developed by the Darewise studio, crashes.

This multiplayer game aims to go beyond entertainment and carve out a real place for itself in the metaverse. Life Beyond,”it is a very strong fiction in which the players will be able to exist“, sums up Benjamin Charbit, CEO of the Darewise studio and former Game Director on Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

Dolos, a hostile planet but “full of opportunity”

To allow players to experience this virtual life, Life Beyond sends them to Dolos. A futuristic world with graphics that can evoke Fortnite, one of the references also emphasizes the CEO. “When you arrive on Dolos, it is a planet full of possibilities, but dangerous because there are remnants of a civilization that you don’t know, but which left behind its nano-robotic technology.“, continues Benjamin Charbit But of course it’s not that simple: these technologies “sees us as an aggressor and wants to push us away“.

It is this experience that the players participating in the open alpha, which has been open since June 22 with around 20,000 players connected, live. This test phase focuses on a “groundbreaking experience“, that is, a fairly traditional gameplay of this kind of cooperative game.”We are going to adventure in this region, we have missions to complete, resources to find…

Little by little, the three main axes of this game will be revealed: exploration, which is currently being tested; a phase of colonization for “establish the foundations that will serve the development of society“then comes the aspect of management”economy, society…“.

“The next step is in the metaverse”

And it is with this third pillar, “this is where we really enter the metaverse” as with web3 (based on blockchain, the technology that allows NFTs and cryptocurrencies in particular), is an integral part of the project.

At Darewise, “on is convinced that in the future we will have multiple existences: our physical and digital existence“, he continues. For this former businessman, “next step is in the metaverse” which allows you to choose “Who should I be: female, male, maybe another gender, maybe a creature… I can have another story and that’s what’s fascinatingt”. And for Benjamin Charbit, Life Beyond “is one of the metaverse destinations

NFTs are also part of the Darewise studio adventure. Non-fungible tokens will gradually occupy an important place in Life Beyond, the first contests on Twitter to win them have already been launched.

In idea, these tokens could be “a lot of goods, currency, properties, vehicles, etc. And as all this grows, well like a free economic market with supply and demand, what you hold will appreciate“. The CEO thus hopes that this experience will be”much more than a game, it will be a place where you come to socialize, lead communities and even generate income“.

From now on, with the end of the first phase of open alpha will be opened “season two“in the 1st quarter of 2023.”Gameplay level, it will be more oriented on the aspect of the colonies“, specifies Benjamin Charbit. But above all, it is at this moment that an additional layer will be provided to live the Life Beyond experience at all times.”It is not just a game that we play on PC, it is a virtual world that we will interact with from discord, a browser, a smartphone…“.

Currently, this game from the Darewise studio, in addition to the players participating in the open alpha, is interesting to about 40,000 people connected to their Discord servers.

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