Kathleen Osgood, Sky Mavis's head of business development, told Cointelegraph that the company's goal is to bring as many people into the ecosystem as possible.
Sky Mavis, the company behind the popular blockchain game Axie Infinity, announced that four gaming studios would build and launch games on top of the Ronin Network, sparking the development of its own native gaming ecosystem.
Sky Mavis announced to Cointelegraph that they have partnered with four gaming studios: Directive Games, Tribes, Bali Games, and Bowled.io. In addition, the Ronin blockchain's transition to a delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism was announced. Trung Nguyen, Sky Mavis' co-founder and CEO, explained:
“With the upgrade to DPoS, we are ready to open up our infrastructure and technology to the wider Web3 world. We believe that this is the path toward creating gaming that’s community-centric, more rewarding, and above all, more fun.”
Sky Mavis's head of business development, Kathleen Osgood, told Cointelegraph that her team reviewed 250 game studios before deciding on the ones that were announced. According to Osgood, the company chose studios from various gaming niches to achieve its goal of onboarding "as many people into the ecosystem as possible."
“New user and wallet generation is a massive part of our game studio strategy. Our goal is to work with teams to build great games that not only attract Web3 users but also attract millions of Web2 users,” Osgood added.
The Axie Infinity creator will be able to expose blockchain games to the masses and act as a catalyst for more Web3 adoption by collaborating with other teams with a history of Web2 user acquisition.
Despite the cryptocurrency winter, many people believe that more traditional gaming companies will enter the nonfungible token (NFT) and blockchain gaming space. Web3 executives discussed the potential for mainstream gaming companies to enter the market on January 12, sharing their thoughts on NFT gaming models such as play-to-earn and move-to-earn.