Two powerhouses in blockchain gaming, Immutable and Polygon, have joined their considerable forces to spearhead the next major push for the industry. The joint effort aims to accelerate the development and adoption of Web3 gaming, and make it easier for studios and developers to build high-quality Web3 games that support “true asset ownership.”
Now, game developers will be able to tap into the Immutable zkEVM, a new Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible zero-knowledge rollup powered by Polygon, to develop Web3 games. As a result, facilitating an out of the box game development process that is faster, easier, and with fewer risks involved.
In a statement, Robbie Ferguson, co-founder and president of Immutable, notes, “By combining the #1 web3 gaming platform – currently serving hundreds of game studios and millions of players – with Polygon’s best-in-class zkEVM technology, we are building an Ethereum-centric gaming ecosystem that is poised to take web3 mainstream and bring digital ownership to millions of people around the world.”
Ferguson goes on to add that “Billions of dollars of skins are sold each year with no rights for players.” It’s the reason the two entities teamed up to change this narrative. As a result, fostering an industry that allows players to control and own their in-game assets.
Immutable 🤝 @0xPolygon
We are joining forces in an industry-defining partnership to accelerate the development and adoption of web3 gaming. The future of gaming begins today with the announcement of the Immutable zkEVM, powered by Polygon.https://t.co/7FEyidsydVpic.twitter.com/IkhbWrLIaq
— Immutable – $IMX (@Immutable) March 20, 2023
Immutable and Polygon Labs Aim to Grow the Web3 Gaming Space
This sentiment is echoed by Ryan Wyatt, the president of Polygon Labs, who notes, “Partnering with Immutable is a monumental step forward in our mission to empower developers and enable users to truly own their in-game assets. By leveraging Immutable’s top world-class gaming platform, game development becomes seamless, allowing for the creation of rich and unique gaming experiences.”
The collaboration comes at a time when both companies are pushing hard to grow the Web3 gaming space. Last June, Immutable launched a $500 million venture fund for Web3 game development. While in July, Polygon launched a business unit devoted to advancing Web3 gaming.