BBC Studios and Reality+ Unite to Bring Top Gear and Doctor Who to The Sandbox Metaverse

The duo will launch a collection of immersive experiences in the metaverse based on the BBC’s world-famous brands

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3 min readMay 25


Today marks a truly historic moment in what will become a long-lasting history of The Sandbox metaverse. We are incredibly excited to announce that, in partnership with BBC Studios and web3 specialist Reality+, new experiences will be coming to our platform in which players can interact with immersive content from their favorite brands like Top Gear and Doctor Who.

This joint venture, which includes a BBC events space, is the first time the BBC will have a home in the metaverse, following a handful of past brand activation experiments with metaverse platforms.

“I’m delighted that BBC Studios is partnering with Reality+ and The Sandbox on this exciting venture. While the metaverse is still in its infancy, it may shape how we consume and experience entertainment in the future and I’m looking forward to seeing how fans interact with our brands in this space. This project forms part of BBC Studios’ broader ambitious plans to grow our brands into new categories, with innovative technology and platforms forming an integral part of this.” — Nicki Sheard, President of Brands & Licensing, BBC Studios

A Smooth Onboarding Transition

Reality+, an agency partner of The Sandbox backed by an award-winning technology platform, is dedicated to helping worldwide brands like BBC transition to Web3 with the implementation of bespoke product, community, and development strategies. With the agency’s help, BBC Studios is able to experience a smooth onboarding process to The Sandbox and effectively integrate into our platform.

Reality+ had previously partnered with BBC Studios to develop the Doctor Who: Worlds Apart digital trading card game, and is now looking to take advantage of additional opportunities that are available on The Sandbox Platform.

“We’re excited to have extended our partnership with BBC Studios, not only to help them push the boundaries of what’s possible in the metaverse, but for the opportunity to deliver exciting new experiences for the fans of these world-renowned TV shows. We’ve already achieved so much with digital trading card game Doctor Who: Worlds Apart, and now with a fantastic platform like The Sandbox, there’s much more to come.” — Tony Pearce, Co-Founder, Reality+

Sustainability will be at the forefront of the exciting project, with Offsetra and Nori in place to boost carbon offsetting and WeForest set to help reforestation efforts across the globe.

BBC Studios’ metaverse space in will launch later this year and further details will be released in due course. Stay tuned for future announcements!

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