This follows the success of its Private Islands and Luxury Villa developments on The Sandbox, both selling out earlier this year.
Web3 platform Exclusible launched in August 2021 as a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace and added a luxury metaverse property vertical earlier this year. Investing proceeds from its genesis Alpha NFT collection sold out in 48 hours and generated 570 Ether (ETH) in revenue, and Exclusible bought land in The Sandbox metaverse, where it built luxury villas and private islands.
High-profile buyers included professional soccer players Marco Verratti and Kingsley Coman, and Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka.
The latest venture involves 5,000 Exclusible Luxury Penthouse NFTs, dropping Saturday in the photorealistic Spatial metaverse.
The 500-virtual-square-meter spaces feature vast conference-suite-meets-reception areas, screening rooms for short films or live-streaming, bedrooms with super king-size beds, wraparound roof terraces with dance floors and jacuzzis, and a helipad with a fully animated helicopter.
Exclusible Luxury Penthouses come in five different versions, with skyboxes offering panoramic views of Paris, Miami, Las Vegas, New Caledonia and Dubai. Purchasers can expect future utilities: The helipad, for instance, will allow travel in the Spatial metaverse.
Luxury Penthouse NFT owners can invite up to 50 guests to join with Ready Player Me avatars, customizable with uploaded images of users’ faces. A live-view feature is also available as a bubble floating above each avatar’s head.
Another penthouse utility is each one’s NFT gallery, where owners can showcase their portfolios, from Bored Apes Yacht Club to CryptoPunks, as virtual wall-hung artworks. One click pulls up each one’s OpenSea details.
“The beauty of these penthouses is that they have versatile use cases,” said Olivier Bureau, co-founder of Exclusible, listing their potential for anything from movie nights and soccer games with friends to unconventional meeting venues for companies, communities and decentralized autonomous organizations. “You can livestream content or share your screen while easily talking to each other and seeing your avatars move about the space.”
“Artists can showcase their digital art, brands can decorate the space according to their look-and-feel and NFT collectors can hang their most prestigious blue chips on the walls,” he said, adding that Luxury Penthouse NFTs can become a cost-efficient metaverse headquarters for brands.
Results from an Exclusible survey on LinkedIn show that 38% of interested parties are consultancies, brands and agencies, 25% are individuals, 16% are NFT collectors, and 10% are professional investors. The top three participating nationalities — visible via more than 24,000 registered wallets on the pre-mint page at the time of writing — are users from the United States, Singapore and Japan.
“We also have interest from very affluent buyers — big banks and some celebrities,” said Bureau.
Although he declined to reveal names for confidentiality reasons, he cited a media house that wants to organize a team-building event, a crypto-fund planning a launch presentation for investors and a famous podcast duo keen to invite guests and host podcasts in the metaverse.