Exverse Lands $3M in Private Round to Bring Web3’s "Call of Duty" to Life

Dubai, UAE, February fifteenth, 2024, Chainwire

Because the gameplay-first challenge gears up for its upcoming alpha and token launch, Exverse hones in on refinement and community-building thanks to backing from key incubators and launchpads, together with KuCoin Labs, Seedify, Epic Video games, and ChainGPT.

Exverse, a free-to-play recreation bringing a recent tackle AAA first-person-shooters to Web3, raises $3 million in a non-public spherical led by Cogitent VenturesCointelligence, and Moonrock Capital. With further assist from business leaders reminiscent of KuCoin LabsEpic GamesSeedify, and ChainGPT, the funding will energy preparations for the sport’s testnet and token launch, forge further strategic partnerships, and develop its advertising efforts in the APAC area. 

Amongst different points, the final crypto winter highlighted early Web3 gaming’s unsustainable business model. Whereas this critique is strong, the unsustainable mannequin stemmed from Web3 gaming tasks always prioritizing tokenomics and flashy trailers on the expense of constructing a top quality recreation that would resonate with mainstream players and crypto fanatics alike. In lots of instances, tasks launched tokens or marketplaces earlier than even having a working demo—main to many video games being deserted or exploited with out getting off the bottom. 

Earlier than closing its personal seed spherical, Exverse solid strategic partnerships with a variety of entities to make sure the startup has a full arsenal of instruments to develop the strongest doable recreation, alongside a strong enterprise mannequin and advertising technique. Seedify and KuCoin Labs supplied steerage and mentorship by way of their incubation applications—with ChainGPT making ready Exverse for its upcoming launch —and Maven Capital advising the startup on its go-to-market technique. 

Spanning three planets, the Exverse ecosystem presents players an immersive expertise and superior gameplay by focusing closely on aggressive and intuitive mechanics, a fluid physics engine, and dynamic visuals. Exverse’s three planets—Social, Quest, and Battle—cater to completely different taking part in kinds whereas remaining interconnected inside a single timeline, the place customers compete in cycles often called seasons, lasting eight weeks. The sport is designed to foster neighborhood by permitting gamers to interact in social occasions and even develop user-generated worlds inside an ever-expanding universe. 

Constructed utilizing Epic’s Unreal Engine 5, Exverse makes use of blockchain know-how to strike the steadiness between pleasurable, sensible, and immersive real-time gameplay. The sport prioritizes talent over pay-2-win mechanics, enabling gamers to earn rewards by staking tokens earlier than a season’s kickoff, with prime performers receiving a share of earnings from in-game NFTs reminiscent of cosmetics and skins.

Forward of its upcoming alpha launch with a 5,000-player match set for March, Exverse has already surpassed 65,000 verified signups. The deathmatch-style match occurring on the sport’s Battle Planet precedes Exverse’s token launch and provides early wait listers an unique likelihood to take a look at their expertise.

“We see ourselves as pioneers in the gaming industry because we’ve built an AAA-quality, classic first-person shooter with Web3 elements,” says Fei Ooi Hoong, CEO of Exverse. “Our hybrid approach is the result of our understanding that for NFT or blockchain games to succeed post-bull market, they need to appeal to gamers in the same way as beloved titles like ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Halo,’ and ‘Counter-Strike’ have. We decided to focus our efforts first on developing a fun and visually captivating game, and only then strategically working in the token mechanics in a way that rewards skill—all before conducting an IDO.”

“We are excited to be invested in such a promising gaming project like that of Exverse, who gracefully blends the best of Web2 with Web3,” says Sayantan Mitra, associate at Cogitent Ventures. “They boast a strong and visionary leadership along with a talented group of developers, and we are excited to see their project advance over the next several months.”

“It’s been a great pleasure working closely with the Exverse team during their incubation period with us,” says Esport Supervisor at Seedify. “They had a great vision, talented leadership, and an impressive team of developers that allowed them to get the most out of our incubator. Seedify continues working closely with Exverse to prepare the team for their testnet launch as well as providing a wide array of support, guidance, and infrastructure.”

About Exverse

Headquartered in Dubai and based by Nikita Uriupin, Exverse is an revolutionary gaming studio targeted on aggressive mechanics, seamless gameplay, and neighborhood improvement. With a devoted group of gifted builders and gaming veterans, Exverse is on a mission to redefine the gaming business by bringing conventional AAA-quality first-person shooter gaming to the Web3 area.

Customers are welcome to observe Exverse on Twitter for extra updates.

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