Immutable and Polygon Labs have teamed up to create a dedicated gaming blockchain that uses zero-knowledge technology to expedite decentralized game development and bring Web3 closer to mass adoption. The partnership simplifies the decision-making process for game developers and provides the quickest route from concept to launch, opening up the most extensive and most liquid ecosystem for end-users.
The new platform, Immutable zkEVM, is an EVM-compatible ZK-rollup, which is powered by Polygon technology and has full support from the Immutable platform. Game developers can access early documentation to begin integrating with Immutable zkEVM today. This will make it easier and less risky for large game studios and independent developers to develop Web3-enabled games.
Polygon Labs and Immutable are known as “the undisputed champions of Ethereum gaming,” according to Delphi Digital. The partnership comes at a critical time for Web3, with games accounting for half of all blockchain activity in 2022, and three-quarters of game developers planning to work on Web3 games in the future.
The announcement also comes just a week before Polygon zkEVM goes to Mainnet Beta, which is known as the “Holy Grail of Ethereum scaling.” The zkEVM technology dramatically boosts transaction speeds, reduces fees, and remains compatible with Ethereum while retaining its robust security model. This scaling potential can unlock numerous new use cases that were impossible before, including the scope for multiplayer online games.
Some of the biggest blockchain gaming projects and publishers are already building on the Polygon network, including Ubisoft, Atari, Animoca, Decentraland, Somnium Space, and The Sandbox. With over 220 million unique user addresses, the Polygon ecosystem is home to tens of thousands of decentralized apps and major global enterprises like Robinhood, Stripe, and Adobe.
Immutable has been a leader in Web3 gaming with its one-stop-shop gaming platform. Developers can quickly and easily create and launch Web3 games with built-in blockchain mechanics. The Immutable tech stack has been used by many native-Web3 and legacy game projects, such as Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, Illuvium, Delysium, EmberSword, and GameStop, which chose the Immutable network for its gaming platform.
The partnership between Immutable and Polygon Labs is a significant step forward in their mission to empower developers and enable users to truly own their in-game assets. “Billions of dollars of skins are sold each year with no rights for players – we’re changing that so players are in control, and ownership is the expectation,” said Robbie Ferguson, Immutable President, and Co-Founder. Get started with Immutable zkEVM by checking out early documentation, and follow the Polygon Blog and social channels to stay up to date on the latest from the Polygon ecosystem.