One of the currently most ambitious NFT-centered games, Star Atlas by ATMTA, has recently announced the long-awaited highly-anticipated launch of its first in-game experience. The NFT-backed fully playable pre-alpha demo is currently available via the Epic Games Store's showroom. The top-notch visual gaming designs in Star Atlas are powered by Unreal Engine 5 cutting-edge graphic technologies, while the GamiFi processes will be secured on the Solana blockchain.
Of course, it will take quite a time to roll out the full-scale Star Atlas Solana-driven MMORPG alpha with all the cinematic quality graphics, experiences, and utility. But currently, the limited demo Showroom on Epic Game's store draws a pretty whole picture of the pre-alpha real-time gaming environment in front of the players-to-be. Moreover, the users can explore the Star Atlas' thrilling visuals and functionality thanks to the downloadable Pre-Alpha demo client, allowing them to display in-game assets owned by the players.
The ATMTA team plans to improve the Showroom’s functionality by adding a multiplayer option, a live chat for gamers, as well as an opportunity for the NFT holders to explore the space with their starship assets. For now, everyone willing to be among the first to approach the upcoming open-world MMORPG can purchase an NFT access key to the Pre-Alpha demo by entering the Star Atlas metaverse. There you'll have to join the specific faction, pick a ship, and become eligible to obtain a key by enrolling your starship in your faction’s fleet. The specific digital spacecraft and other machinery are represented by NFT assets to be used for immersive gaming experiences.
“We’re really excited to finally be able to give users a taste of Star Atlas and start to bring this immersive world to life. We’re excited to bring our triple-A quality blockchain game to the Epic Games Store, and we can’t wait to see web3 gaming become mainstream,” Michael Wagner, Co-Founder of Star Atlas and CEO of ATMTA, Inc., said, adding "We still have a long road ahead. But the idea is to continuously release these iterative features so that you're constantly getting more engagement.”
Star Atlas made a couple of other announcements during their most recent community-focused 426LIVE event, which was held on September 30th. Among the most significant ones are the release of a DAO and the focus on total decentralization of the in-game economy within the digital graphic MMO novel. Besides, during the event, a specific toolkit aimed at simplifying the creation of the Unreal Engine 5-based games to the Solana blockchain was introduced to game devs. The fully ready-made Star Atlas: Showroom with expanded functionality will see the world in Q4 2022.