Square Enix teams up with The Sandbox to bring Dungeon Siege RPG to blockchain
Square Enix, the Japanese digital entertainment company, has teamed up with the Animoca Brands subsidiary The Sandbox, in a two-part collaborative project, bringing the medieval fantasy RPG – Dungeon Siege – to the metaverse.
Dungeon Siege itself has gained a well-earned positive reputation as an RPG franchise. Following a young farmer and his companions, facing down an invading force has already sold over 1.7 million copies mainstream.
In an announcement by The Sandbox team, the partnership will see the creation of a Dungeon Siege LAND on Square Enix’s virtual estate. From there, players can take part in interactive RPG experiences, and learn how to construct unique Dungeon Siege adventures. The second will see a new range of Voxel characters and items added to the metaverse for players to add to their own experiences.
“Dungeon Siege has always been about inspiring adventure and entering The Sandbox metaverse to empower players to craft their own personal adventures opens an exciting new chapter for the franchise,” said Hideaki Uehara, Director of Business Development of Square Enix. “We’re looking forward to seeing Dungeon Siege come to life in The Sandbox, powered by the inspiration of RPG fans.”
Earlier this year, we reported on Square Enix’s turn towards blockchain as part of its strategy for 2022. The announcement was made by the company’s Chairman and included forays into a range of emerging technologies, including blockchain and NFTs. You can check out our coverage of that here.
You can check out the trailer for Dungeon Siege x The Sandbox right here: