Immutable, a platform for Web3 game developers, is working on a strategic partnership with Polygon Labs, a blockchain protocol, to expedite the development of Web3 games.
According to a press release, Immutable will use Polygon’s zero-knowledge technology to power its platform products and streamline the Web3 onboarding process for gaming studios and developers. The agreement seeks to give businesses that accelerate time-to-market and allows them access to an ecosystem that will be one of the largest and most liquid for end users.
Robbie Ferguson, the president and co-founder of Immutable, aims to create an Ethereum-centric gaming ecosystem by combining the top-ranked Web3 gaming platform – catering to numerous game studios and millions of players – with Polygon’s high-end zkEVM technology.
This initiative is geared towards bringing digital ownership to a vast audience worldwide and making Web3 mainstream. As Ferguson stated, players currently lack rights when buying billions of dollars worth of skins yearly. The company aims to shift that narrative and give players control and ownership over their digital assets.
Immutable and Ethereum have both concentrated on bringing new tools and established connections to the developing Web3 gaming industry. Polygon unveiled a business unit focused on improving Web3 gaming in July, and Immutable unveiled a $500 million venture fund for Web3 games in June.
To simplify the sign-in and administration process for Web3 players, Immutable also introduced an all-in-one passport system in January. Last month, the gaming engine Unity added support for Immutable X to its developer tools.