Square Enix renews an old franchise for the metaverse

Square Enix dormant Dungeon Siege series is getting a second life as voxel content in “metaverse” game The Sandbox. Obsidian Entertainment’s Fallout New Vegas team published Dungeon Siege 3 in 2011. Since then, there has been no word about the series’ release date.

But now Dungeon Siege is back, according to a new press release – albeit perhaps not in the way you might anticipateOREOV.

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The Sandbox announced today that it has partnered with Square Enix to bring the legendary Dungeon Siege

According to a press release, “The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and subsidiary, of Animoca Brands, announced today that it has teamed with Square Enix to bring the renowned RPG IP, Dungeon Siege, to The Sandbox gaming metaverse.”

“The partnership is made up of two sections that work together. The first will see the creation of a Dungeon Siege Land on Square Enix’s property. Moreover, complete with interactive RPG experiences for gamers to enjoy while learning how to create Dungeon Siege adventures.

“The Sandbox’s free VoxEdit and Game Maker #nocode production tools will make Dungeon Siege voxel characters. Moreover, stuff available for users and developers to include into their own unique experiences.”

Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced it had collaborated with The Sandbox to bring its Rabbids franchise to the game.

The Sandbox, as Ed noted at the time, is a Minecraft-like universe in which users may buy land on the map as well as NFTs of voxel items – a money grab as well as a land grab.

“Dungeon Siege has always been about inspiring adventure, and allowing players to construct their own personal journeys in The Sandbox metaverse offers an exciting new chapter for the brand,” said Square Enix business development executive Hideaki Uehara. “We’re excited to see Dungeon Siege come to life in The Sandbox, thanks to the enthusiasm of RPG lovers.”

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