Upcoming MMO aims to unlock new symbiotic relationships between gamers, developers and publishers.
Mankind Reborn is a cyberpunk MMO set in the near future, where eight player-run factions are locked in an endless galactic strife of commerce, intrigue, and warfare. Each faction battles to secure their own legacy amongst the stars. Combat is entirely skill-based, and loot drops reward those who master the art of war. Players can forge a path as an interstellar entrepreneur, a mercenary whose loyalty lies solely to the highest bidder, or a faction leader at the helm of the next chapter in mankind’s errant journey. Economic domination, brutal conflicts, and constant politicking shift the lines of battle daily, in a high-tech dystopian future where factional feuds can last generations and mega-corporations fund a perpetual cycle of power shifts.
The title will soon make use of the cross-game digital assets being developed in partnership with 8 Circuit Studios, and will take the form of property that players can acquire and use not only in Mankind Reborn, but in future metaverse-powered games. The metaverse is an entirely digital online “universe of universes” and a massive gaming ecosystem powered by Blockchain technology. The metaverse will offer an open opportunity for other game developers and publishers to create shared experiences for gamers.
By using the Ethereum blockchain, 8 Circuit Studios is able to create, attribute, and safeguard digital assets — that you can own and store, along with your cryptocurrency, in a virtual wallet. Digital assets can be weapons, tools, buildings, ships and much more, that would be usable in multiple games that make use of the metaverse. Players leaving one metaverse-enabled game doesn’t mean an asset is no longer useful, as the player can bring certain assets into other games that use the metaverse, allowing the player to maximize the utility of the item.
There’s no release date yet for Mankind Reborn as yet, but we will keep you informed of more news as it comes.
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