The Sandbox Partners with Agora to Power Next-Gen Social Interactions in the Metaverse

The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, recently announced a partnership with Agora to supercharge real-time engagement and social interaction within the metaverse. The collaboration will empower players in The Sandbox to connect through real-time voice, video, and chat, encouraging better collaboration among creators, and social multiplayer experiences.

The Sandbox chose Agora for this partnership because they provide an ideal real-time engagement platform for the metaverse. The company’s comprehensive product stack seamlessly integrates 3D Spatial Audio, persistent text chat, and interactive live-streaming functionalities at scale. The Sandbox plans to deploy these features to foster powerful social relationships between players.

Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox, said, “The Sandbox is at heart a social platform, and through this partnership with Agora, we can further enhance our players’ ability to connect, collaborate, communicate, and form meaningful communities. This is an exciting level-up of the social potential for communities on The Sandbox platform that will immediately be apparent to both players and creators, compared to other platforms.”

Part virtual real estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the metaverse as a continuous shared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to make magic. Over 400 partners have joined The Sandbox, including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Cut the Rope, Tony Hawk, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, SM Entertainment, The Smurfs, Care Bears, and Atari, all following The Sandbox team’s vision of empowering players to create their own experiences using both original and well-known characters and worlds.

Tony Zhao, CEO and Co-Founder of Agora, said, “Real-time engagement technology is essential for enabling social interactions in the metaverse. We’re excited to see how The Sandbox continues to innovate with Agora’s products to build deeper connections within communities.”

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