Square Enix taps Polygon for the launch of Symbiogenesis
Square Enix is working together with Polygon Labs to kick off its blockchain gaming title – Symbiogenesis – its web3 digital collectable art experience.
Symbiogenesis will offer a unique experience built around digital collectable art, all connected in a story-driven world. The story evolves with each strategic move a player makes. The project is set on a mysterious floating continent where unique storylines unravel based on information obtained by holding digital collectable arts that represent different characters.
Players can unlock numerous engaging stories about this secretive world and its inhabitants by holding or trading digital collectable arts and can earn them by completing various missions.
Players can also replicate and sell digital arts for their character, sharing their unique storylines with others and working together as a community to complete the mission.
Symbiogenesis offers players multiple endings. However, only three players, meeting specific conditions, will be chosen to participate in the final “World Mission.” These special three will decide the story’s ending, the world’s fate, and everyone in it.
“Symbiogenesis was designed from the ground up on the blockchain and is designed to provide an exceptional experience for both community building and trading,” said Symbiogenesis producer, Naoyuki Tamate, Square Enix. “Square Enix opted to tap into Polygon’s high transaction speeds, low gas fees, and overall user-friendliness to deliver this unique experience to Web3 fans”
Participating in this interactive activity allows players to discover more about the story and uncover hidden items as they explore a virtual world. Symbiogenesis will comprise many utility items initially issued off-chain, which players can opt to trade on-chain via Polygon.
Square Enix is also planning a series of campaigns leading to the launch of Symbiogenesis to help prospective players familiarize themselves with the project’s integration of digital assets.
“We are extremely proud to collaborate with Square Enix, a highly respected gaming company with a proven track record spanning over several decades,” noted Urvit Goel, Vice President of Global Games and Platform Business Development at Polygon Labs. “Our latest collaboration shows that Web3 is decisively getting more and more traction among the world’s largest developers, proving yet again that this innovative stack of technologies and the benefits they bestow have massive potential in gaming.
Leveraging the Polygon network also allows Square Enix to ensure that Symbiogenesis is highly sustainable — thanks to the network’s carbon-neutral status — while at the same time leveraging Ethereum’s robust inherent security and decentralization.
Symbiogenesis is currently slated to launch in the spring of 2023.