MetalCore Foundation has announced a new partnership with Polygon Studios in order to support MetalCore’s overall ecosystem through its layer-2 scaling solution. As part of this partnership, Polygon’s network will be used in order to support the company’s ecosystem, which includes its Free-to-Play mechanised combat MMO title – MetalCore.
As a game studio, MetalCore was created by a team of veteran game devs from Activision, Disney, Lucas Films, and franchises like Mortal Kombat and Gears of War. The team also includes Hugo Award-winning concept artist Stephan Martiniere, who worked on Magic the Gathering, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, God of War, and Sky.
The team had already onboarded Polygon as a strategic partner in the past. Integrating with Polygon further allows the studio and game to benefit from its network, which helps to slash transaction costs, and improve scalability and performance; qualities that are sorely needed for any game title leveraging blockchain.
This news comes after an already strong year (so far) for MetalCore. In March, for example, the team managed to secure $15 million through a combined private token and NFT sale, backed by some major names like BITKRAFT, Delphi Digital, Animoca Brands, and more.
Scalability and transaction costs have been, and continue to be a major challenge for blockchain protocols. And, as blockchain games become increasingly more sophisticated, the underlying economics need to be built on a sustainable protocol that can scale with player volumes and behaviour.
As a free-to-play game with mass market appeal, MetalCore has the potential to mint millions of NFTs and even more on-chain transactions. It is necessary for us to partner with a blockchain or an L2 that is able to scale efficiently and cost-effectively while being carbon neutral. Polygon Studios is that perfect solution. They are building a world-class ecosystem that appeals to both traditional and native Web3 gamers. MetalCore is excited to be joining this elite group.– Sam Kim, Senior Advisor at MetalCore.
One interesting aspect is that, while the implementation of Polygon is to focus on improving the game’s capacity to scale for users. The partnership indicates a departure from its previous protocol – Immutable X. According to the MetalCore team, the reasoning behind it came from striking a balance of an intuitive ecosystem and platform to improve user experience.
“[W]e elected to go with Polygon because we felt from a smart contract and fungible token standpoint, it gives us the best platform and ecosystem to create the user experience that is vital for the success of MetalCore. the team are big fans of IMX but made the switch to Polygon due to the smart contract and fungible token standpoint, it gives Metalcore the best platform and ecosystem to create the user experience that is vital for the success of MetalCore.”
Be sure to check out MetalCore’s gameplay trailer here: