Immutable and Polygon are joining forces on an innovative venture to revolutionize blockchain gaming, majorly supported by zkEVM technology. This collaboration has the potential to completely transform the gaming industry.
This news was unveiled at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), as both parties confirmed the launch of a strategic alliance for developing the blockchain gaming sector. The disclosure stated that two scaling projects will join forces to develop Immutable zkEVM, a new network for improving blockchain game scalability.
Ryan Wyatt, President of Polygon Labs, views this collaboration as a potential hinge point for the large-scale adoption of web3 gaming. Robbie Ferguson, the co-founder of Immutable, agrees, commenting that the move could also bring about the widespread acceptance of blockchain gaming.
About the Collaboration
Immutable will leverage Polygon’s infrastructure to avoid Ethereum’s congested network issues, without requiring resources to create its own technical framework. The future of Ethereum scaling has been heralded by zkEVM solutions for their capacity to reduce data size and transaction fees. Previously, Immutable and Ethereum had been in a fierce battle to acquire users, however, they decided to put aside their differences in favor of the wider Web 3 gaming community.
Interest from other Game Publishers
Interest from mainstream game publishers in incorporating DLT and NFTs into their future titles is also growing, piquing their curiosity in blockchain gaming. These publishers are exploring ways to leverage NFTs as a way to enter the world of Web3 gaming.
Furthermore, Konami and Nintendo along with Square Enix have all taken the lead in investigating the potential of blockchain and the metaverse in their gaming experiences. Konami has recently revealed that they are looking to recruit individuals with Web3 expertise, while Square Enix could be revamping their leadership with a fresh outlook toward DLT gaming.