Real-time game engine and code development platform Unity (NYSE: U) has officially released an integration for its Web3 stack, this time, it’s taking MetaMask’s popular Web3 wallet into its suite.
Unity’s latest move is in line with its introduction of a new “decentralization” category for its assets. The new category includes verified software development kits (SDKs) for MetaMask and Truffle from Consensys, Algorand, Aptos, Altura, Flow SDK for Dapper Labs, Infura, ImmutableX, Nefta, ORE ID, Quarters, Tezos, as well as for popular secondary layer solution Solana.
“In the context of video game development, decentralization typically refers to models of in-game ownership. In practice, this means enabling game mechanics that allow players to create, earn, or obtain in-game resources that they can sell or trade. Some examples of technologies that allow for decentralization in games are smart contracts, virtual wallets, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and cryptocurrency,” Unity explains.
The move can be seen as the game development platform’s efforts at streamlining its initiatives and efforts at building software infrastructures with Web3 and decentralization in mind. Unity has not disclosed in full detail what the vetting process is like and what the requirements are, but it maintains a list of “verified solutions” under this program.
This integration with MetaMask will enable developers to build game projects with the ability for users to connect a MetaMask wallet with any game, insofar as it is developed using the Unity game engine.
It has come 🎮
The launch of the MetaMask SDK in the Unity Asset Store will allow devs to connect their games to the 🦊 wallet, enabling users to interact with web3-enabled features within the game itself. Get ready for a whole new level of gameplay!
— MetaMask 🦊💙 (@MetaMask) February 28, 2023
Web3 games are, of course, the target audience for this implementation. With a native solution such as this, developers and game development studios who wish to create a decentralized monetization system behind their games will be able to create new titles with more ease and efficiency, enabling digital asset ownership models to be launched from within a game.
The whole Play-to-Earn model has been used to develop such games as Axie Infinity, Alien Worlds, and Splinterlands, among others. Due to this popularity of Web3 games, game-related transactions account for roughly 48% of blockchain activities, according to an industry report by DappRadar. More will becoming, and perhaps more AAA-rated games with high-fidelity visuals will be available with the decentralized aspects of Web3 gaming.
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