The Pixlverse is treating land differently. We don't believe that creating and selling artificially scarce or empty 'sandbox' style land creates a compelling game-world for players. Instead, we are curating the early development of the 'core' world by granting land Regions to various NFT Communities with a vision and incentive to build things we know players will love.
Beyond this model we are exploring a variety of ways in which we can offer players ownership of land and space within the Pixlverse. Building a sustainable land ecosystem that truly incentivises land owners to use their land for the betterment of the ecosystem is difficult, and we are currently exploring two main avenues through which we can do this:
Disclaimer: These models are subject to heavy revision
The core gameplay experience takes place across the various NFT Community developed Regions of the Pixlverse. Regions and Towns within them will be limited in size due to their primary function as a zone in an MMO game-world and community headquarters, this creates non-artificial scarcity. Within these size-limited areas Players may be able to purchase a lease on land such as business plots and resource zones, the ownership of which will have special gameplay effects & rewards. Players who own these highly sought after spaces will be incentivised to actively use and develop them, for if they are left inactive they may be pillaged and incur other negative penalties. These leases will also be tradable and require renewal after a given time limit, disincentivizing people from buying up and squatting on large amounts of land.
When our SDK is released for Pixlverse development it will become possible for us to offer land outside of the core-world within which Builders have more freedom to custom-create anything they wish. We believe in the strength and enjoyability of sandbox customization for players and would intend to offer this in due course. In the meantime, there is an expansive amount of customization within the Pixlverse elsewhere via Homes, Cosmetics & Pixl Pets.