Japanese mobile gaming company The Sandbox has announced a $93 million investment as part of the SoftBank Vision Fund led by Masayoshi Son. In addition to its investments in games like “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and “Fortnite,” this funding will help create new titles with blockchain technology.

While metaverse want tobes trademark names and make premature predictions about virtual worlds’ future, The Sandbox has forged on with its own refined brand. Softbank announced a $93 million investment push this week.

The Sandbox has raised the astounding amount via a fresh round of Series B fundraising in a timely way. This next round, which takes place little over a year after the first, sees SoftBank Vision Fund 2 lead the push, with additional assistance from Animoca Brands, True Global Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Polygon Studios, Samsung Next, and others.

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The news comes as interest in virtual worlds reaches new heights, and the native Sandbox coin, $SAND, has increased 300 percent in less than a week. As a result, all eyes are on the established network of virtual worlds as they reinforce their leadership position in the market.

Constructing a Meta Future

The Sandbox will be able to extend its ecosystem, which will improve the gaming experience, as well as create its social interaction platform, which will allow it to expand its entertainment facilities, live performances, architecture, and fashion branding businesses. Sandbox Chief Operating Operator Sebastien Borget, in an unmasked jab at some media goddesses, said:

“We’re building an open metaverse.” We’re putting the Sandbox up against the big tech giants who claim ownership of the metaverse, and we’re proposing an alternative where people come first.”