Gaming giant Atari is launching its own vision of the metaverse, which appears to be a gambling-related open-world game featuring NFTs. The Atari Casino metaverse promises an “infinite open-world” with casinos, basketball courts, planes, cars, and yachts.
Atari Casino will feature playable characters, of which can be personalized, and 100 million NFTs. Atari launched the platform by accident, and the images of the video game do not appear to match the metaverse shown in the promotional video. A recent tweet from Atari revealed that the platform (which has already been removed), “wasn’t supposed to be up,” and was only launched because “someone screwed up.” The same tweet did confirm however, that it is indeed real.
It is believed that the disparity between the video and the leaked version of the game is the result of this being a test version meant for internal company use, as opposed to the final product, but this has not yet been confirmed, nor has a date for the official launch of Atari Casino.
Atari Casino requires the user to utilize both a traditional account with a username and password and a cryptocurrency wallet. The game requires Atari Token to play for real money, but the Ethereum fees for funding the account can easily cost $100.
(All information was provided by Benzinga)
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