The metaverse game is moving to a new home. The Sandbox has announced that it is migrating to PoS blockchain: Polygon. This move follows the game’s pivot to lessen the game’s carbon footprint and improve customer experience.
The Sandbox headed towards Polygon
In terms of carbon footprint, The Sandbox is estimated to be responsible for 350,000 tonnes of CO2 emission this year alone. To put things into perspective, that’s 870,000 miles of driving with an average passenger vehicle or the production of 87,000 hamburgers. The Sandbox is determined to bring down these numbers.
With the move to Polygon’s pioneering Layer 2 scaling solution, The Sandbox aims to lessen consumption to 100x less. This is possible because the integration of Polygon will happen in every aspect of the ecosystem. For example, NFT minted through VoxEdit will migrate to Polygon while the entire NFT marketplace will also use the sidechain service.
The Sandbox is ready to make drastic changes to become a more green and sustainable business. It has partnered with carbon offsetting companies “Offsetra” and “Nori.” In addition, it supports tree-planting initiatives and regenerative agriculture projects across the globe. The game renewed its partnership with “WeForest” to assist with replantation efforts in Ethiopia, Zambia and Brazil.
Apart from transforming The Sandbox into an environmentally-friendly game, Polygon move also has commercial benefits. Polygon has attracted several projects thanks to its fast and cheap transactions. Currently, it supports Cometh, Aavegotchi, Ember Sword, and F1 Delta.
Metaverse is gaining ground so the demand for virtual land is also increasing. In effect, the DappRadar metrics of the game are up in terms of sales, traders and volume. In fact, just last week, The Sandbox sold 1,080 land parcels within 3 seconds. This migration aims to sustain this momentum by lowering carbon footprint while elevating player experience.