Acclaimed NFT collection BAYC’s highly anticipated metaverse “Otherside” launched date has finally arrived. As per the announcement, the upcoming project is set to go live on 30 April at 12 pm ET. The platform has linked its Discord channel encouraging people to join and has raked in roughly 140k members as of now.
At the time of writing, 31,294 of them were trying to get into the Discord. Sources revealed a long waiting line for several hours, all attempting to clear the bot verification test and gain entry.
For the uninitiated, the Otherside was conceived by Yuga Labs, who happens to be the creators behind the popular BAYC collection. According to the team, the Otherside will be an open metaverse RPG compatible with all kinds of NFTs.
There were widespread speculations in the NFT space since Yuga Labs dropped the teaser in March. The ad also took everyone by surprise as some felt there was more than met the eye.
Otherside’s Slick Commercial revealed several famous NFT characters
In the 1 and a half minute ad, aptly titled “See you on the other side”, a Bored Ape comes across a tempting drink. As he gulped down the bottle, the startled ape soon saw a whole new world unfolding before his eyes. Seconds later, bobbing along to an iconic rock song by “The Doors”, several well-known NFT projects popped up in the teaser.
This includes the famous Cool Cats, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, World of Women, CryptoPunks, and Meebits NFTs. One can’t help but speculate if these NFTs were in some kind of partnership deals with BAYC on the Otherside.
At present, there’s not much info in the official Discord channel about the metaverse drop. Also, there isn’t any official website yet. However, the team said it will disclose more details later this week.
As per a leaked pitch deck last month, the BAYC creators will release 200k plots of virtual lands on the Otherside for sale. Eventually, these land plots form the essential parts of the meta RPG where each plot will come with its own unique attributes such as natural resources, artifacts, and rare characters.
Sources also revealed the price of each plot would start from 1 ETH. It needs to be seen whether the Otherside would match exactly like the one described in the pitch deck.