Last week, SHIB developer Shytoshi Kusama teased on Twitter that something big was coming, and we can reveal that he was talking about plans for a metaverse Shiba Inu game with a triple-A game studio and leading developer William David Volk.
All that said, I'll have good news for the #shibarmy this week. Going back into quiet mode to finish up.
— Shytoshi Kusama™ (@ShytoshiKusama) November 22, 2021
Announcing that ‘SHIB is the future of gaming’, Shytoshi – a leading developer in Shiba Inu’s growing decentralised community – explained that Shiba Inu Games would be undertaking its first project in the form of a decentralised metaverse in response to Facebook’s Meta.
“The only way to create a seven-figure game that is worthy of one million FriendShibs is to find a perfectly fitting AAA studio and build it with them,” explained Shytoshi.
“We found one that is a perfect fit, and are finalising the paperwork now. To let you know that this is real, we are now under a mutual NDA.
“This NDA is vital to us having competitive advantage over all the other gaming, metaverse, and NFT system clones that will pop up the moment I hit send”.
What do we know about the studio and developer?
And while he couldn’t disclose the specific name of the AAA studio, he did reveal details about the leadership and the projects that it had worked on in the past – giving rise to speculation that the studio might be Avalanche Games, Jam City or Animoca.
“Landing a great AAA game studio that has worked with the likes of Disney and Warner Bros isn’t enough,” he added.
“Per the request of the Guardians of Shib, I put out a request for a recruiter to find me a person who could LEAD the game design, implementation, and completion of the Shiboshi Game that’s being developed by the AAA game studio.
“The consultant who will lead the charge for the Shiba Inu Games version of the Shiboshi game is none other than William David Volk”.
Volk is an extremely experienced developer, that formerly headed up the Technology division at Activision (the top studio behind the likes of Call of Duty, Tony Hawk, and Crash Bandicoot) and carries a big name in the industry that will add a lot of credibility to the ambitious project.
Speaking on the announcement before the NDA, Volk boasted about the potential of the project.
“I am honoured to be working with an amazing team on what will become one of the most significant games of all time,” commented Volk.
Shiba Inu ecosystem will flourish in metaverse
Plans are underway to incorporate cryptocurrencies into the Shibaverse, with Shytoshi dropping crumbs suggesting in-app purchased NFTs and new use cases for SHIB ecosystem tokens.
“The completed game, will be licensed solely to the decentralised team at Shiba Inu for use on Shibarium. They’ll also be able to add various decentralised elements to enhance this mobile version,” he explained.
“This will provide unique opportunities within the Shiba Inu Ecosystem ($SHIB, $LEASH & $BONE), while Shiba Inu Games remains completely separate from this activity.
“Moreover, the revenue gained from Shiba Inu Games in-app purchases also provides opportunities for Shib & Leash burns! Truly a win-win, and this is just a teaser of what we have planned.”
What will the Shibaverse look like?
And finally, as for the contents of the metaverse…
“I believe for a metaverse to be more than a bent infinity symbol, and way to extract your data, it must provide real value to users and to do so requires a certain foundation that is built prior to the release of the technology,” he illuminated.
“And that’s why we are working on so many aspects of Shiba Inu including Shibarium, Shi, Shibanet, The Decentralised Shiboshi Game, Incubator and much more that won’t become evident until the near future.
“It is the combination of these elements, when combined with Ethereum as the core, that will ensure the magic of a successful new Shiba Universe unrivalled by absolutely any token or corporation.”
Community speculation is already running rife surrounding the details.
— Ceejay (@chisomething) November 27, 2021