Square Enix, the popular Japanese game developer of, among others, the Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider series, will collaborate with Polygon (MATIC), the layer-2 scaling solution on Ethereum (ETH), to launch a dynamic web3 experience called ‘Symbiogenesis’.
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First ever blockchain game
Square Enix has long been known as a developer with a strong interest in the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain gaming. Last year it already launched an NFT collection based on its famous Final Fantasy video games series.
Symbiogenesis will create an experience built around digital collectible art linked to a storyline that players will unfold in a virtual adventure. The art evolves with every strategic move a player makes.
It takes place on a mysterious floating continent where unique storylines unravel based on information obtained by holding digital collectible art representing different characters.
It also offers players multiple endings, but only three players are allowed to play the final ”World Mission”. These three will determine the end of the story and the fate of the world and everyone in it.
Symbiogenesis producer Naoyuki Tamate had this to say about why Polygon was chosen as the network:
“Square Enix chose to leverage Polygon’s fast transaction speeds, low gas costs, and overall ease of use to deliver this unique experience to Web3 fans.”
Ahead of the launch of Symbiogenesis, Square Enix is planning a series of campaigns to familiarize its fans with blockchain-based products. The sale of the NFT collection and the free browser service is planned for the spring of this year.
Within the NFT world, Bitcoin (BTC) is currently getting the most attention. Since the arrival of Ordinals, it has been possible to place NFTs on Bitcoin’s network. The network now has more than 100,000 NFTs and network activity has risen to its highest point in two years. There are also many discussions about whether NFTs fit the purpose of Bitcoin.