Funtactix has announced its next virtual world project, New Boyz: The WORLD, based on the Warner Music Group hip-hop duo New Boyz. The virtual world, built on Funtactix’s The WORLD engine, will include a music-driven online gaming and digital merchandise platform. Funtactix says that New Boyz: The WORLD will be the first music-based virtual world ever launched. SEE Virtual Worlds has already announced its Planet Michael project, but its launch date is still TBA. New Boyz: The WORLD will be available beginning May 2 through the New Boyz Facebook page.