Upland Metaverse Adds New York City to Its Map Author: Max Moeller Last Updated: 20 August 2020 Upland, one of the top gaming dApps on the market, will be expanding its “metaverse” to New York City, according to a press release from the group. The game “combines real and virtual worlds,” the release notes, allowing users to purchase properties based on actual locations in the real world. They can also trade and sell these platforms, and has been based in San Francisco since it launched in January of this year. These properties are each non-fungible tokens or NFTs, which are essentially unique, non-duplicable assets that have value in some way. Speaking on the matter is Dirk Lueth, the co-founder of Upland, who said: “We have been so encouraged by the success of the San Francisco launch and we are now ready to launch NYC, one of the most famous cities in the world. So many people have visited and are fascinated by New York City’s beautiful skylines and rich culture; and we are excited to bring ‘the city that never sleeps’ to life in Upland.” Part of this expansion due to COVID-19, considering many are stuck at home during the pandemic. Consoles and games are on the rise as a result.