Habbo Hotel Is Getting A Play-To-Earn Metaverse Version Called Habbo X
After trying their hand at selling Habbo Hotel NFTs last year (which sold out in just 26 hours), Sulake has jumped headlong into blockchain gaming. The Finnish studio has announced a Web 3.0 and metaverse-based version of the popular virtual hotel, called Habbo X, which will feature play-to-earn mechanics, NFTs, and other blockchain-related monetization schemes.
“With a focus on NFTs, play-to-earn and tokenomics, Habbo X is a distinct space where the Habbo community and NFT communities can integrate, mingle, own their rooms and create their own monetized, play-to-earn games. Habbo X will become the tenth Habbo hotel currently in operation and arrives nearly a decade after Habbo’s last hotel launch in 2012.”
“Habbo has always been at the forefront of creating virtual communities for social gamers and creators, and we want to spearhead this with the adoption of the new blockchain technologies,” said Sulake CEO Valterri Karu. “Our goal is to keep Habbo as a social pioneer of the endless possibilities available in the Web 3.0 metaverse.”
“The launch of Habbo X will come as a result of our efforts to introduce new and existing Habbo residents to the innovative features made possible due to Web 3.0 technology. With this new technology, we can reward our Habbo players and content creators in a way that was not possible before,” said Jurriaan van Teunenbroek, VP of Games and Content at Sulake’s parent company Azerion.
The announcement doesn’t reveal how the studio plans to implement the said play-to-earn mechanics but we’ll probably find out sooner rather than later. We’ll keep you posted. You can check out the official press release here.