Square Enix to Use Polygon’s Network in Symbiogenesis, Its Upcoming Web3 Experience
Japanese gaming company Square Enix has announced that it will use Polygon, an Ethereum sidechain, as the basis for Symbiogenesis, its future Web3 experience. Naoyuki Tamate, the game’s producer, cited the high transaction speed and low cost of transaction gas as reasons for making this change to the game’s design.
Square Enix Uses Polygon for Symbiogenesis Blockchain Operations
Square Enix, the Japanese game development company, has provided an update on the development of Symbiogenesis, its new Web3-based experience that was announced in November. Company disclosed it will use Polygon, an EVM compatible sidechain, to support part of the game’s blockchain component.
The game, which will feature a number of artistic non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as part of its story, revolves around completing missions and collecting resources on a land called a floating continent. Regarding the use of the Polygon network in the game, Symbiogenesis producer Naoyuki Tamate of Square Enix stated:
Square Enix decided to use Polygon’s high transaction speed, low gas fees, and overall user friendliness to bring this unique experience to Web3 fans.
Square Enix has previously stated that the game will use Ethereum as part of its framework. However, he explained through Twitter that the Polygon blockchain will be used for the gaming utility and Ethereum will be used for the NFT collectible art component.
Web3 games are still relevant
While some blockchain gaming trends, such as the “play to earn” model, have experienced a significant downturn due to the recent cryptocurrency market turbulence, there are still some companies who believe in the opportunities that decentralized structures can bring to the gaming experience.
Urwit Goel, vice president of global gaming and platform development at Polygon Labs, believes that the use of Web3 in games will continue to grow as developers realize the benefits of this model. On this occasion, Goel explained:
Our latest collaboration simply shows that Web3 is decisively gaining popularity among the world’s biggest developers, proving once again that this innovative set of technologies and the benefits they bring have tremendous potential when it comes to games.
While Symbiogenesis is ostensibly the first AAA game designed from the ground up with blockchain elements, this isn’t Square Enix’s first dance with blockchain. The company is currently a validator at Oasys, a Web3 blockchain initiative focused on games. It was also announced in January that several original IP blockchain games are in development, and the company is poised to introduce more of them this year.
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