Three Web3 Games Coming to Polygon Network

Web3 blockchain gaming is still steadily growing despite the crypto market crash. Furthermore, several new titles are coming to Layer 2 networks such as Polygon.

Three new games have been announced on June 15 for launch on Polygon. They were Wildcard by Playful Studios, MetalCore, and Derby Stars. Polygon Studios CEO Ryan Wyatt tweeted the news this week.

Web3 blockchain games are unlike regular games which are controlled by corporations such as Microsoft, Sony, and Epic Games. Gamers control the in-game items directly in their crypto wallets. Furthermore, they can be traded on decentralized marketplaces.

Polygon is an Ethereum scaling solutions network that uses zk-rollups to increase transaction speeds and decrease costs.

Three New Games on Polygon

Here is a breakdown of details on the three games.

Playful Studios raised $46 million for its Wildcard Alliance division to onboard “the next billion gamers” to Web3. Additionally, the battle-based game has been in development for five years, according to Venture Beat.

Wildcard is a hybrid of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), real-time strategy, and collectible card game. Players compete in an arena while surrounded by fans and spectators that are interactive and live.

This free-to-play, mechanized combat massively multiplayer online (MMO) game is also VC-backed. MetalCore has in-game reward tokens (FAB), governance tokens (MGT), and Polygon-based NFT game assets.

The first-person mechanized combat game is set in an expansive open world. Furthermore, Studio 369 developed the game, building it with Unreal Engine 4. Players can engage in huge PvP battles, cooperative PvE fights, and faction-based open-world clashes.

Derby Stars
As its name suggests, this is a horse racing game. It takes place in an equine Metaverse where players can breed, grow, build, and trade. The initial mint of NFT horses was 10,000 for distribution to over 3,000 unique holders. Derby also completed a VC seed round of $6 million led by Patron and Galaxy Interactive.

MATIC Price Outlook

Polygon’s native token, MATIC, is up 9.1% on the day. As a result, it was trading at $0.417834 at the time of writing, according to CoinGecko.

MATIC has not escaped the market rout, however, having tanked 30% over the past fortnight. Therefore, the token is currently down 85% from its December all-time high of $2.92.

Furthermore, total value locked across the Polygon network is $1.76 billion. This has fallen by 76% since its peak in June 2021.

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