Neopets Metaverse Transition: A Message from The Neopets Team
Change is in the air, and Neopets is entering a new era!
But what exactly does that mean?
Well, for one, Neopets has new leadership, which is working as a new, cohesive unit with TNT to ensure that all Neopets products are in line with the values and community that have helped Neopets to thrive for nearly 25 years.
Second, TNT has more resources, both in terms of funding and an expanded team. These new resources will help us hone our development tactics and put extra focus on the improved quality and new features in both Neopets.com and our other Neopets projects.
This being said, TNT has taken a close look at every nook and cranny of Neopets, and after doing so, the decision has been made to transition away from the Neopets Metaverse game and redistribute those resources to the development of a game that we feel can better reflect our values and vision.
This decision was not made lightly, but it was made for the best reason: we want to design a game that’s more in line with what the community has been asking for! Neopets leadership has made it their priority to listen to TNT and the community on how to move forward into the future with Neopians in mind. Together, we went back to the drawing board and came up with a fresh concept: World of Neopets. Since making this decision, we have repurposed some of the best assets from the Neopets Metaverse game while refocusing the core game loop and overall direction. We learned a tremendous amount while working on the Neopets Metaverse project, and we want to apply those lessons and progress in our future endeavours.
What exactly is World of Neopets?
World of Neopets is a social life-simulation game in which you live your ideal Neopian life from the perspective of a Neopet! Decorate your Neohome, explore iconic Neopian lands in 3D, discover secret treasures and knowledge, or play mini-games while you party with your Neofriends — all while you interact and quest with a collection of your favourite Neopian characters! World of Neopets is NOT a crypto-based game like Neopets Metaverse; while we are passionate about utilising new technologies within our games, we think a more traditional game economy is better suited to this new project. Also, World of Neopets will be first launched on mobile platforms.
For those of you who have supported the Neopets Metaverse project, we appreciate your loyalty and dedication. The Neopets — Genesis Collection, Neopets — Pizzaroo Collection and Neopets — Masterpiece collection are all still available on the open marketplace, and we will continue to support the community that has embraced ownership of these collections. We are so grateful for the support of the community that has sprung up around the Neopets digital collectable lines, and as a sign of our appreciation we will be announcing more details on future perks soon. These may include physical merch, NC items, NC, access to IRL events, and more. Additionally, The Neopets Metaverse discord will continue to exist as a place for digital collectable holders to connect with each other.
We hope you will join us in embracing this new chapter in our company’s growth and development. We are so excited about the next chapter that World of Neopets represents, and we hope you are too. These aren’t the only changes we have in store, though…
Going forward, Neopets will be under the control of a new, unified entity: World of Neopia, Inc. In addition, on July 20th, 2023, we are launching our unified Neopets homepage! This central hub for Neopets will serve as a one stop shop for all brand announcements, links to our different games and products, a repository of Neopets articles and related links, and anything else Neopian you can think of! Bringing all of the Neopets products under the direction of one company will allow the different departments of The Neopets Team to communicate more effectively about how to best serve users and realign Neopets with the core values of the Neopets community.
We are thrilled to be working together as one unified team guided by principles of transparent communication and community-centric product development. We want to create games that the Neopets community will love, and that means listening closely to what users have to say.
Fellow Neopians, we are on the precipice of a new era. With the 25th anniversary of Neopets approaching next year, we have huge plans to celebrate. A relaunch of Island Builders, an exclusive virtual concert, and a brand new plot (yes, you read that correctly) are just a few of the exciting plans we have for the near future! To make all this happen, we need your support — log into the site and play, follow us on socials, download one of our mobile games, and tell your friends to join.
As always, we will see you in Neopia!
The Neopets Team