Web3 gaming platform Immutable and Polygon Labs have announced a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of Web3 gaming.
Collectively, games building on Immutable and Polygon amassed nearly $2 billion in investor funding last year, a sign that the partnership is expected to have a significant positive impact on the gaming landscape.
Immutable will power its platform products with Polygon’s technology to accelerate digital ownership for gamers worldwide. The partnership also simplifies decision-making for game studios and developers, as well as giving business leaders access to a large ecosystem.
Robbie Ferguson, Immutable president and Co-founder said, “By combining the #1 web3 gaming platform – currently serving hundreds of game studios and millions of players – with Polygon’s best-in-class zkEVM technology, we are building an Ethereum-centric gaming ecosystem that is poised to take web3 mainstream and bring digital ownership to millions of people around the world.”
Easy access to the ecosystem
Both companies believe that Web3 gaming, although still in its infancy, has been held back by a dearth of high-quality games and a lack of scalable, enterprise-grade platform tooling. The partnership will make it easier for studios and developers to build high-quality games that support true asset ownership.
Ryan Wyatt, president of Polygon Labs said, “Partnering with Immutable is a monumental step forward in our mission to empower developers and enable users to truly own their in-game assets. By leveraging Immutable’s top world-class gaming platform, game development becomes seamless, allowing for the creation of rich and unique gaming experiences.”
At the core of this new relationship is the Immutable zkEVM, a new EVM-compatible zk-rollup powered by Polygon technology and with full Immutable platform support.
Ferguson added, “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.”
Building on Immutable zkEVM with the Immutable Platform will make developing web3-enabled games faster, easier and less risky for large game studios and independent developers alike.
Immutable and Polygon have both enjoyed significant growth over the last two years, driven in part by their close ties to the Ethereum community and now in collaboration to build the future of Web3 gaming.