Unity Gaming, a software company specializing in gaming solutions, has recently formed strategic partnerships with MetaMask and Solana to bring decentralized blockchain and wallet functionality to Web3 gaming experiences. This integration is expected to enhance the gaming experience for users of popular Web3 games such as Decentraland and Sandbox.
Unity and Metamask Joined Forces
Unity and Metamask have joined forces to help bridge the gap between traditional Web2 and Web3 gamers by providing seamless connectivity between the two platforms. Additionally, MetaMask has launched a $100,000 grant program to support game developers working on web3 titles.
Right from the day of its establishment in 2014, Unity has consistently achieved the highest standards of 2D/3D gaming experience. In Q4 2022, the Danish company, now based in San Francisco, reported noteworthy profits, amounting to $451 million in revenue. CEO John Riccitielo, a former president at rival Electronic Arts (EA), has stated that cost-saving measures will be implemented as part of the 2023 strategy.
In November 2022, Unity also went on to hold hands with an Israeli-based company, IronSource – specializing in-app monetization. This move was for assessing the potential for increased profitability through its platform for mobile application development. In January, Unity even completed a downsizing of its operations in other departments, resulting in the dismissal of over 284 staff.
The Upside of MetaMask
MetaMask will be a beneficial asset to Unity, with its significant monthly active user base of 20 million. The widely-used mobile and browser wallet recently included phishing detection warnings on its mobile app, alerting users of any potential suspicious wallet addresses.
In light of increasing competition from Frontier’s wallet service, which recently launched a browser-based version that is compatible with over 35 blockchains, demand for dual-type wallets has grown due to heightened customer security concerns following the collapse of FTX.