Sky Mavis, the company behind the popular blockchain game Axie Infinity, revealed that four gaming studios would be building and launching games on top of the Ronin Network, sparking the creation of its own native gaming ecosystem.
In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, Sky Mavis highlighted that they have partnered with four gaming studios: Directive Games, Tribes, Bali Games and Bowled.io. In addition, the team also announced the Ronin blockchain’s shift into a delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism. Trung Nguyen, the co-founder and CEO of Sky Mavis, explained:
“With the upgrade to DPoS, we are ready to open up our infrastructure and technology to the wider Web3 world. We believe that this is the path toward creating gaming that’s community-centric, more rewarding, and above all, more fun.”
Kathleen Osgood, the head of business development at Sky Mavis, told Cointelegraph that its team reviewed 250 game studios before deciding on the ones that were announced. According to Osgood, it picked studios from various niches in the gaming space to achieve its goal of onboarding “as many people into the ecosystem as possible.“
“New user and wallet generation is a massive part of our game studio strategy. Our goal is to work with teams to build great games that not only attract Web3 users but also attract millions of Web2 users,” Osgood added.
By working with other teams with a history of Web2 user acquisition, the Axie Infinity creator will be able to get blockchain games exposed to the masses and be a catalyst for more Web3 adoption.
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Despite the crypto winter, many still believe more traditional gaming firms will jump into the nonfungible token (NFT) and blockchain gaming space. On Jan. 12, Web3 executives discussed the potential for mainstream gaming companies to jump in, sharing their thoughts on NFT gaming models like play-to-earn and move-to-earn.
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