With Muhammad Ali being one of the most iconic boxing and pop culture athletes globally, it is no surprise that his brand has become influential in the metaverse through NFTS. Some NFT art and collectibles of the late Muhammad Ali have already been made and sold in the NFT markets.
In June of 2022, the green NFT marketplace teamed up with the estate of the late Muhammad Ali to create a collection of NFTs. Altered State Machine partnered with Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Non-fungible Labs to develop a unique Ai metaverse boxing match. The Ai-created game for the metaverse will be called Muhammad Ali — The Next Legends. The game will feature Ai-created boxers designed with the Altered State Machine’s technology.
The Game Project
With the game being developed by Altered State Machine(ASM), the company guarantees unique and customizable gameplay. They boast that your boxers can train themselves through the Ai technology developed by Altered State Machine.
You start by buying your boxer and developing their skills to make them better. As of the first of October 2022, you can secure your fighter. With the first batch of mint fighters already being released, the general public can secure themselves a rookie fighter, meaning a beginner fighter.
When the game releases in 2023, you will be able to customize your boxer in the way they train with the ai-driven training by the ASM Ai technology, with more complicated levels of training becoming available as you progress through the game. With agility, endurance, stance, jabs, and uppercuts being able to train, these skills will help you win the match versus other Ai-controlled boxers.
Non-Fungible labs handle the character design of the boxers. The human-like art style mixed in with a polygraph art style creates a unique art style that allows the game designers to express their creativity.
The game’s main point is to have your boxer become the “Next Legend” and compete against other boxers to become that.
Should You Invest In a Boxer Now?
When it comes to competitive online gaming, having the best equipment or the highest skills is necessary. The mint or outstanding fighters will become more expensive as more people buy their fighters. If you don’t want to play the game, having a collection of highly skilled fighters that you can sell once the game is released is also an option, as the demand for higher-skilled fighters will be high. This is great for players who do not want to grind to the top, and your more skilled fighters will become more valued. This market will soon be ripe for high-yielding assets.
Current prices of the highest-sold boxers are sitting around $550 on DappRadar, as of writing this article. The low market volume makes this an excellent time to invest in your fighters.
Betting on boxing matches has been an age-old tradition in the sport, but nowadays, competitive online gaming, otherwise known as esports, has become popular. Games like League of Legends, Counter-strike: Global Offensive, FIFA, and Dota 2 are known to be used for betting. The most common sites for esports gambling are GG.Bet Review, Midnite Review, and Duelbits Review. These sites allow betting on almost all types of esports type games.
As Muhammad Ali – The Next Legend is going to be online versus type game, it may not be a stretch to think that this game will facilitate some gambling, if not in the game but through other sites. Only time will tell.