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World-building games like Rec Room, Roblox, and Minecraft have all engaged in discussions about the Metaverse. The description is so widespread that many claim the Metaverse already exists in the digital worlds of Roblox, Minecraft, and Fortnite, allowing players to come together in 2D environments. Games like Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite are also known as Metaverse.

Games are considered the best vector of the Metaverse, especially the increasingly popular sandbox games. Sandbox games now have a primitive form of the Metaverse. Today, popular games such as Fortnite and Roblox are already using cutting-edge platforms that could be the basis for the Metaverse. Video games produce reality blending experiences that shorten the path to the Metaverse, and gamers pave the way for a smooth transition. The critical trend toward online, interactive, and more engaging play will continue.

Some top games already, like Metaverse

Roblox

Founded in 2004, Roblox today has 47 million active users worldwide and 9.5 million developers creating “experiences” – worlds and games created by users. Roblox platform offers virtual experiences, usually games created by outside developers; users can also buy digital goods such as clothing. Available on most desktop and mobile platforms, Roblox is a place for free-to-play games. This creation engine allows users to create new businesses, a marketplace for selling those experiences, and spinoffs like custom avatar clothing. Roblox is more like Fortnite’s Parent company Epic Games. Roblox focuses on creating an immersive world within existing gaming technology rather than investing heavily in emerging technologies such as AR and VR.

Roblox, beyond gaming

Craig Donato, the chief business officer of Roblox, told the Emerging Tech Brew that part of Roblox’s success lies in its upward reliance on a community of creators. They develop every experience found in the game, ranging from being a DJ to a party. 

Roblox currently employs over 4,000 human moderators dedicated to the Roblox police force and ensures that the Fortnite parent experience does not violate community standards.

Roblox is the best example of a Metaverse Game.

Roblox is much like a social network. Roblox probably ticks off the most metaverse games on this list. Because each “game” can have different rules and goals, Roblox can be used as a place for just about anything. Unlike Minecraft, Roblox players can carry inventory items from game to game.

Instead, as players move from one Roblox game to the next, they buy items to customize their avatars. Each year, Roblox players create millions of in-game items, which can then be traded for Robux and converted into real money. According to Bloomberg, “almost everything” in the game can be resold to other users in the form of NFTs.

Epic Games

Fortnite is one of the most successful metaverses video games. This blockbuster multi-player shooting game is a huge success, indicating that Epic Games is one of the best metaverse platforms for enthusiasts in 2022. Apart from games, this company has expanded to other aspects like virtual music events and shows and dance parties outside of its core.

Epic games developers have the liberty to move across various brands and platforms, which include Sony, Nintendo, iOS, Android, and a few more. 

Exploring avenues beyond games

As the Metaverse evolves, game companies will continue discovering significant new revenue streams through music concerts and virtual asset monetization. Music is likely to play a role in the journey from here. Warner Music (WMG) is already seeing this as it has invested in several startups creating tools/platforms in the Metaverse. 

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