Vancouver’s Alpha Esports Tech has begun the development of its Metaverse technologies through its subsidiary Paradise City Gaming.
Using Niantic’s software toolkit, Lightship, the same technology that was used to develop Pokémon Go, Paradise City will start developing experiences encouraging users to participate in real world challenges with the opportunity to earn NFT rewards and Alpha Coins, Alpha’s utility crypto token.
Pokémon Go is one of the highest downloaded apps with over 100 million downloads on the App Store and the Google Play Store.
The Metaverse, also regarded as the “next internet” combines VR and AR technology that can allow users to be inside a digital universe. The Metaverse has unlimited opportunities for users from gaming, to shopping, to work, to relaxing with friends and family.
“Alpha has always been a pioneer of new technologies and we continue to show our commitment by integrating the Metaverse within our business model.,” said interim CEO of Alpha, Matthew Schmidt.
“We believe esports and mobile gaming will be one of the first integrations into the Metaverse and it is important to stay ahead of the competition. Paradise City will continue to work on Metaverse technologies and integrations within the Alpha ecosystem, including products which drive user engagement and monetization for the Company.“
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