Developers vouch to integrate VRM support before the end of the year
If it were up to company boss Ben Nolan, the Cryptovoxels virtual world would allow many different NFT avatars to walk around before the end of the year. All 3D avatars that use a VRM file µintegrated into the player-owned world of Cryptovoxels.
VRM files are the open standard for digital characters. NFT collectors who own a Fluf World NFT, a Visitor of Imma Degen, or perhaps a Meebit, automatically have access to various additional files. In most cases, users will need to login to the official website to download the VRM file. After that, they will need to implement the VRM file into Cryptovoxels. The team has not decided how this will work exactly.
Frankly, it will not be a very easy process to move your NFT avatars into Cryptovoxels. Nolan already expects some difficulty making the avatar match the standard Cryptovoxels avatar. In addition, similar initiatives on other platforms don’t really offer a smooth interface either.
For example, Somnium Space is another leading virtual world where users can use their own VRM files as their avatar. There the process involves downloading Unity and the Somnium Space SDK, importing a VRM file, installing the UniVRM SDK and then uploading your avatar.
Most users will prefer a simple drag-and-drop mechanic, but that doesn’t exist yet.
Everybody can join, but no token
The interesting element of Cryptovoxels is that everybody can access the virtual world. Simply click a link and you get teleported into their part of the metaverse. This works on mobile devices, desktop computers and even VR headsets. It’s this accessibility that makes the project stand out, and soon device interoperability will become the next big thing. This interoperability starts by allowing third-party avatars into their world, but will ultimately allow other worlds and dapps to exist in their ecosystem.
Amidst other virtual worlds or metaworlds, Cryptovoxels is a bit of an ugly duckling. Decentraland, Somnium Space, The Sandbox and all others have their own native token. However, Cryptovoxels doesn’t. The New Zealand-based development team sells parcels on a weekly basis and uses that revenue to build and grow their ecosystem.
Ever since Facebook changed its name to Meta, there’s been strong demand for virtual worlds. Both Somnium Space and The Sandbox have seen the prices of virtual land parcels go up tremendously, while the native CUBE and SAND tokens shot up in value.