Leading game developer platform Unity is tapping into Web3, releasing a “decentralization” category in its online storefront, the company said Tuesday in a press release.
Unity aims to provide game developers resources to connect with Web3 gaming, a crypto sector that’s been on the rise. With the decentralization storefront in the Unity Asset Store, developers can build in blockchain technologies such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse to bolster gameplay experiences.
“The gaming industry is rapidly growing, and the Web3 gaming sector is attracting significant investment,” MetaMask said in a tweet. “Our listing in Unity will bring Web3 values to the gaming industry. It’s a whole new era for gaming devs.”
Web3 game developers have been eager for Unity to enter the business with its own tools – having already optimized their products for the gaming engine. In March 2022, Web3 gaming platform Joyride raised $14 million ahead of its launch, supporting developers in building their games on Unity. The following October, blockchain infrastructure company ChainSafe raised nearly $19 million, focusing on helping developers connect their games to Unity.
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