Polygon and Immutable, two major players in the Ethereum scaling space, have announced their intention to collaborate on the development of a new network that will be tailored to the needs of Web3 gaming and will be powered by Polygon’s upcoming zkEVM technology. Although an official date hasn’t been announced, it is anticipated to be released soon in the coming few months.
Polygon Launches zkEVM Powered Web3 Gaming
On Monday, Polygon Labs and Immutable announced their intention to strategically collaborate on the development of Immutable zkEVM, a new Ethereum scaling network. The goal of the alliance will be to facilitate the development of web3-enabled games in a manner that is quicker, simpler, and comports with a lower level of risk on the part of larger gaming studios and independent developers.
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Beginning today, game developers will be able to get their hands on early documentation for ImmutablezkEVM so that they get a heads-up for early integration with the platform. The team at Polygon labs was quoted as saying:
The partnership simplifies the decision-making process for developers, providing the fastest route from concept to launch, and opening up the largest and most liquid ecosystem for end users.
The future of Web3 gaming
Polygon Labs and @Immutable, the leading Web3 gaming platform, join forces to introduce Immutable zkEVM, powered by Polygon.
a dedicated gaming solution using ZK technology to ACCELERATE Web3 game development
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— Polygon Labs (@0xPolygon) March 20, 2023
Ubisoft, Atari, Animoca, Decentraland, Somnium Space, and The Sandbox are just a few of the major blockchain game projects and companies that have already begun building on the Polygon network. The Polygon ecosystem currently has more than 220 million individual user addresses.
Polygon’s Upcoming zkEVM Mainnet Launch
The announcement comes barely one week before the mainnet beta launch of Polygon zkEVM. The zkEVM technology, also referred to as the “Holy Grail of Ethereum scaling,” is analogous to an EVM that dramatically boosts transaction speeds while simultaneously lowering prohibitive costs. The scalability potential will reportedly open up a wide variety of new use cases that were impossible to implement in the past, including the potential for online multiplayer gaming.
In light of this recent news, Polygon’s native token, MATIC, witnessed a significant jump in price. As things stand, MATIC’s price is currently exchanging hands at $1.13 which represents a gain of 0.90% in the past one hour as opposed to a drop of 6.18% recoded over the course of past 24 hours.
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