Ember Sword, a new cross-platform sandbox massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) by So Couch Studios, plans to replace the current dominance of loot boxes, which offer limited real-world value, with a system of true ownership of items via blockchain technology.

According to an announcement, Ember Sword draws inspiration from games like Ultima Online and Runescape, where it will feature a classless combat system, open-world PVP, and player-driven economy.

Similar to Decentraland (MANA), an integral element of Ember Sword is LAND ownership, which allows gamers to own a digital piece of the game’s world. As players progress, they earn in-game assets, which can be traded or sold for PIXEL, the native token for Ember Sword’s internal economy.

Ember Sword will initially launch for PC via browser or a desktop client, but So Couch plans to expand the game to mobile devices, creating a system of cross-play.

“As avid MMORPG players, we grew tired of static ‘theme-park’ universes where we can engage with everything in the world, but never truly change or evolve it, much less own it and the items we’ve gathered within it,” said So Couch Studios founder Mark Phillipe Laursen in the announcement.

Ember Sword is currently gearing up for a PIXEL token sale and gamers will be able to begin acquiring LAND in Q2 2019 via an initial auction.

More: So Couch Studios announces Ember Sword – the Next Genre-Defining Fantasy Cross-Platform MMORPG
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