Yuga Labs, the popular blockchain technology company and creator of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), has launched a new Mecha Apes NFT collection.
It has been reported that the news has exploded over social media in the last few days. Protos has seen a leaked document confirming that Bored Ape Yacht Club creators are aiming to raise over $50 million with the new collection. The NFT community is now searching for hidden signs and messages regarding the report.
However, rumors about the new Mecha Apes NFT collection have been circulating online for a while, but the latest news has reignited the issue. On September 15, Protos, the crypto media company, stated that they had seen a Yuga Labs document that contained leaks and details about a new NFT collection called Mecha Apes.
The report said that it is hard to confirm these rumours without any actual evidence. These new leaks suggest the launch of a new collection this year. According to the leaks, it aims to raise $50 million and 100,000 metaverse land pieces. Yuga Labs are notoriously secretive about its NFT launches. It did outline a wide range of plans during the $450 million seed round of funding earlier this year.
Likewise, some have mentioned a leaked Yuga Labs pitch deck, which is said to include a 2022 Otherside metaverse roadmap in which the words Mecha Apes NFT appear. While there is no official news about a new collection, there are some subtle hints within the Yuga Labs ecosystem. One Mecha Piece has been featured as an artifact in the Otherdeeds.
Otherdeeds NFTs represent land ownership in the Otherside, the evolving Bored Ape Yacht Club metaverse. The 100,000 Otherdeeds for Otherside NFT collection has proved hugely successful, with over $600 million raised in funds from the initial sale.
Created by Yuga Labs, in partnership with Animoca Brands, the Otherside is a 3D metaverse space for the BAYC community. There are huge plans for the metaverse, which could offer a home for the Mecha Apes NFTs – if they arrive.
Thus, Yuga Labs is very secretive about its NFT projects. In response to the latest rumors, Yuga co-founder ‘Gargamel’ (a pseudonym) has spoken out. Quoting a tweet that mentions the rumors circulating about the Mecha Ape NFTs, he said, “fake news.”
Source: NFT Evening