The Metaverse – a virtual world built on blockchain is the most current trend in GameFi. However, the idea of a metaverse has grown beyond virtual worlds. It is now about creating entire ecosystems.
Looking at this trend, we are considering metaverses that will break the market in 2022. We will also be giving reasons why they will be doing so.
Gamium metaverse is a decentralized social metaverse where players are the creators. One thing that makes Gamium special is the effort it is making to bring its virtual world into real life. While announcing its land sale, it also mentioned that users will be able to connect their businesses to its virtual world. As such, they can sell their products to other people as NFTs and ship these products to the buyer’s specific address. There are hardly other NFT games that offers this kind of UX. As such, Gamium will be breaking out in 2022.
The Illuvial method is different from most others because it offers players the actions type of gameplay like in most video games. Also, Illuvium partnered with Warena in 2021 to launch a cross-metaverse. When both games are in final launch, players will be able to use similar NFTs across both games. In addition, this metaverse also practices the DAO governance in its true nature. There is a council where users who hold the $ILV token get to take decisions. The video game experience, an opportunity to own in-game asset and decentralized governance will see Illuvium make waves in 2022.
Star Atlas is a virtual gaming metaverse that combines blockchain technology, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game and DeFi. Similarly to Illuvium, it offers a scintillating gaming experience. Despite already boasting of a very good user experience, it recently partnered with Sperasoft to develop a more immersive metaverse gaming experience. Therefore, players should expect more cinematic and gaming graphics like never before. Players wanted better gameplay, Star Atlas is giving them more. As such, expect more users to sign up for this space exploration game.
Axie Infinity is no newbie in the GameFi space. As a matter of fact, it is one of the pioneers of the play-to-earn model. Following certain observations, it has decided to remodel its in-game economy. The current emphasis on the Axie Infinity metaverse will be a more balanced and sustainable ecosystem. This is alongside a more visual appealing gaming experience. With this revamp, it will also breakout in 2022.
Decentraland is a decentralized virtual reality platform where users can create, experience or monetize their content and applications. There is a simple builder using the drag and drop mechanism. Decentraland also boasts of an SDK that requires creators to write codes and offers them more freedom to work. Unlike most other metaverses, Decentraland focuses on rewarding creators. As such, it will continue to dominate the blockchain gaming market in 2022. This is because most users want to define their own experiences.
The Sandbox metaverse has grown significantly since its launch. At this moment, it currently boasts of “mini metaverses” within the Sandverse – like the Snoopverse for example. There have been multiple experiences in the virtual game. It dominated the market between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022. Like Decentraland, creators can create content using the Sandbox VoxEdit took and monetize their design. Considering the number of partnerships it recently entered and proposed experiences coming in 2022, it will continue to dominate the market.
Metaverses are here to stay. The diverse and immersive gaming experiences they offer will see them dominate trends for a long time. More so, some metaverses are transcending from just playing to even working and doing business. Thanks to this trend, blockchain games with virtual worlds and ecosystems will dominate the GameFi market. Especially these ones mentioned above, as they meet one or more of the criteria mentioned above.