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Blockchain technology has come a long way since its inception, and its potential for revolutionizing various industries cannot be overstated. The gaming industry, in particular, has seen an increased interest in integrating blockchain technology, with the Unity gaming engine being the latest to hop on the bandwagon.
Unity Technologies, the company behind the popular game development platform, has recently announced the launch of blockchain and Web3 integration options for its users. This move is set to bring a new level of security and decentralization to the gaming industry, while also creating new opportunities for developers and gamers alike.
Through this integration, game developers using Unity can now easily implement blockchain technology and Web3 functionality into their games. This includes the ability to create digital assets that are secured and verified through blockchain technology, as well as allowing for transactions to take place within the game using cryptocurrencies.
The potential benefits of this integration are numerous, including increased transparency and security for both developers and players, as well as the creation of new revenue streams for game developers through the use of cryptocurrencies. With the gaming industry rapidly evolving, the integration of blockchain technology is a timely and necessary step towards a more innovative and decentralized future.
Unity, one of the biggest companies in the gaming industry, has announced support for a number of new blockchain technologies in its engine. The options, which are developer-focused, will allow users to obtain real ownership of their in-game assets, as well as manage tokens and digital identity solutions that can be exported to the real world.
This means that developers will be able to take advantage of and integrate these technologies in their games in a streamlined way, focusing on building experiences instead of the technical issues that derive from complex blockchain implementations. This includes the design of play-to-earn model-based games and also NFT-focused experiences.
The “verified solution” technologies include 13 different software development kits for integrating blockchain services. Aikon Ore ID, Algorand, Altura, Aptos Labs, Dapper Labs, Immutable X, Infura, Metamask, Nefta, Pocketful of Quarters, Solana, Tezos, and Truffle are the decentralized solutions available for different purposes.
Some of these tools include token management wallets, others are focused on easing the handling of digital identity processes in virtual worlds, and others offer metaverse creation options.
These “verified solutions” are available free from the Unity Asset Store, meaning that even small developers can use them for training and to build small apps that integrate blockchain, lowering the bar for accessing such tools.
Unity is already being used in metaverse gaming powerhouses like The Sandbox and Decentraland, which are two of the most well known blockchain-powered experiences on the market.
John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, has declared his optimism regarding the adoption of these technologies in the not-so-distant future. In June, Riccitiello stated that his vision included the transformation of the internet into a series of interconnected metaverse sites by 2030.
At that time, Riccitiello stated that more than 50% of the real-time experiences available in the gaming market are built using Unity tools, making this move even more significant for the integration of these technologies in already existing games.
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