Back in early December, First Planet Company, the folks behind Entropia Universe, announced that a massive new property would be auctioned off in-game on Planet Calypso: the Crystal Palace Space Station.
The auction began on December 14th, and is set to wrap up in the next few hours. What stands out about the auction is the current bid, which has just broken the game's previous record for $100,000 USD. This information has been brought to our attention by Justin Thyme of the Talk Thyme show on GamerZone Radio. A screenshot of the auction as it stands is available below, and has been provided by Entropia Universe fansite EntropiaPlanets:
In the screenshot we can see that the user Qetesh Qetesh Qetesh has set the latest bid at 1,000,003 PED. At 10 PED/ $1 we get $100,000.3. This bid just barely breaks the previous record, which was set by Jon "NEVERDIE" Jacobs in 2005 when he purchased a Virtual Space Resort at $100,000. But with the way things tend to heat up at the end of an auction, and several hours remaining, it is quite possible the ante may be upped even further.
For more information on Entropia Universe's Planet Calypso, go here.
The auction has ended and the final sale price was a whopping $330,000! The ballsy investor who won the property goes by the in-game name of "Buzz Erik Lightyear".
You can view a screenshot of the final price at EntropiaPlanets.