Web3 game Wilder World gets Epic Game Store listing during alpha testing


Web3 game Wilder World has been given a listing on the Epic Games Store ahead of its as-of-yet unscheduled launch. 

Wilder World is being described as “the ultimate game” by the publisher, also known as Wilder World. Per a press release seen by Cointelegraph, the game features “a free-roam virtual world that begins in Wiami, a metaverse city to explore, race, socialize, and much more.“

All items, equipment, land, and avatars in the world will be “tradable digital assets on the Wilder World marketplace.”

According to Frank Wilder, Co-founder of Wilder World:

“We’re honoured to be listed on the Epic Games store, setting the pace for next-gen gaming in the metaverse. Our mission is to create a novel experience using cutting-edge technology, offering players a virtual space for gaming, socializing, and earning.”

The Wilder World team claims that the game will “combine leading game genres into a single immersive experience” to overcome what they say are the shortcomings of traditional AAA games such as Grand Theft Auto and Cyberpunk.

Per the team’s roadmap, Wilder World will combine the genres of racing, mining, first-person-shooter, into a single comprehensive game.

Wilder World is being built on a proprietary blockchain. According to the press release the team is “working with Polygon and Celestia to build a custom, scalable blockchain to keep its fees low; as well as working with Metagravity to power virtual worlds with thousands of players.”

The creators behind the game also claim that it will eventually run on a proprietary cloud gaming system. Per a blog post on the Wilder world website “with the use of NVIDIA GPUs, we are in active development of our own cloud gaming service that provides increased reliability and hardware guarantees, as well as optimization for metaverse and web3 gaming.”

However, the post notes that this is an early venture and goes on to say that at launch, Wilder World will be available on Nvidia’s streaming gaming service Geforce NOW.

The team’s roadmap indicates that limited functionality will be launched to players over the next 12-18 months with the “racing” portion of the game available during what they’re calling “Act I” and the “combat” portion available with “Act III.”