Yuga Labs recently posted on their official twitter feed a trailer featuring the BAYC and other prominent NFT collections. The cinematic 94 second trailer teases a 3D game or Metaverse which will possibly be powered by Animoca (Owners of ‘The Sandbox’ Metaverse).
The trailer starts off with a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) character fishing off of a dock. He notices a pull on the fishing rod, then pulls in his catch to find a bottle labeled simply “DONT DRINK ME.” After drinking the mystery liquid, he is tugged away by a flying character to another world, which then brings him into contact with a flying ship containing characters from several prominent NFT collections including World Of Women, CryptoPunks, Nouns, Cool Cats, Meebits, CryptToadz and BAYC derivative Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC). The recent Yuga Labs tweet says “See you on the Otherside in April. Powered by Apecoin,” however it does not specify exactly what the ‘otherside’ is.
This has been an eventful week for both Yuga Labs and the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection. Just earlier in the week, Yuga Labs announced its purchase of CryptoPunks and Meebits NFT collections who are top competitors to the BAYC in the NFT space. Yuga Labs in the same week announced the new BAYC ApeCoin Token that was airdropped to Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT holders. The Token was launched by ApeCoin DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that’s clearly officially affiliated with the BAYC franchise. The promotion of the new DAO make sure to point out that it is not officially associated with Yuga Labs or BAYC as they are both centralized, whereas the DAO is a decentralized organization.
Animoca Brands, who is best known in the crypto and NFT word as the developer behind ‘The Sandbox’ metaverse, recently tweeted that it was entering the BAYC world and implementing ApeCoin into the project. The tweet stated “Animoca Brands is excited to announce that we’ll be adopting @ApeCoin for the secret project we’ve been developing with @BoredApeYC.”