Online 50v50 Multiplayer Game Built on the Blockchain Economy Paves a Sustainable Path for NFTs and Cryptocurrency Ecosystems

From the show floor, the Metalcore Foundation announced today its massive, multiplayer mechanized combat title MetalCore. Led by video game developer Studio 369 and built with Unreal Engine 4, MetalCore is a first-person mechanized combat game set in an expansive open world. Players can engage in 100-person PvP mega-battles, smaller-scale cooperative PvE fights, and faction-based, open-world clashes.

MetalCore combines the engagement of traditional gaming with the growing blockchain economy. Unlike traditional Free-to-Play games where players buy digital items with no inherent value, MetalCore builds a solid core economy, and puts ownership into the player’s hands. MetalCore will have a private Alpha for selected players on PC in spring 2022, with its first NFTs available for presale in January 2022.

MetalCore players will collect rare weapons, cosmetic meshes, and skins that can be taken into battle and traded as NFTs in an open marketplace. By beating missions and earning rewards, players will become landowners to mine resources and generate tax revenue. They’ll build towering fighting vehicles, recruit pilots, and lead guilds into brutal territory wars.

In MetalCore, everything has value: each vehicle, pilot, land and blueprint is an NFT. The game is built around a unique cryptocurrency economy that incorporates Play2Earn and Win2Earn mechanics.

MetalCore is being developed by an accomplished team with experience at Activision, Disney, Lucas Films, Midway, and on projects such as the MechWarrior 2 franchise, Mortal Kombat and Gears of War. The team also includes Hugo Award-winning concept artist Stephan Martiniere, who worked on Magic the Gathering, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, God of War, and Sky.

Blockchain Game Growth and Potential
Blockchain game popularity is moving from casual to hardcore gamers. MetalCore’s gameplay intends to incorporate the best of both worlds. According to DappRadar, Q3 of 2021 demonstrated that blockchain games, heightened by the play-to-earn (P2E) movement, are becoming more popular among both traditional and blockchain gamers. The report also highlighted that Unique Active Wallets (UAW) connected to game apps reached 754,000, representing almost half of the industry’s activity during that time period. In-game NFTs accounted for more than 20% of the record Q3 NFT trading volume.

Studio 369 has built a pedigree of developing online multiplayer games using Unreal Engine tech for PC, consoles, and VR.

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