The developers of Holoearth shared some news on its progress and road map on the official website for the Hololive game. There will be microtransactions in the game, along with an avatar customization option. A beta version in which you can mess around with the Avatar Customization will come out around Fall 2023. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
There does not seem to be a gacha function in the game. Rather, the microtransactions will be for items like stickers (for the chat), firecrackers, and other items for live events. All users will receive 250 Holocoins in their inbox that they will be able to use on these premium items. You can check out the exchange rate of Holocoins to JPY here:
Speaking of live events, the Proto-Live, which had been the first miniature live event that launched in December 2022, will re-run in mid-May 2023. Because Cover had to limit the number of attendees during the first Proto-Live due to server issues, it will strengthen the servers this time so that more people can show up. A second and new Proto-Live will take place in Summer 2023.
Finally, there is an update on the Hololive game’s open-world aspect’s development. The team has improved the 3D graphics of the explorable area, as well as polished up the battle mechanics. It is also testing the gameplay loop.
Holoearth is in development. Hololive VTubers will continue to stream their playtests in the open-world portion in the future.