Immutable and Polygon Labs have announced their collaboration to create a cutting-edge gaming blockchain, leveraging zero-knowledge technology to expedite the development of decentralized games and propel Web3 towards mainstream acceptance. The upcoming launch of Immutable zkEVM, an EVM-compatible ZK-rollup supported by Polygon technology and seamlessly integrated with the Immutable platform, offers game developers an early peek at documentation to begin integrating with the groundbreaking solution.
The Immutable Platform, combined with Immutable zkEVM, is set to streamline the development process of Web3-enabled games for both major studios and independent developers, making it quicker, more accessible, and less prone to risk. This partnership between Polygon Labs and Immutable, hailed by Delphi Digital as “the undisputed champions of Ethereum gaming,” emerges at a critical moment in the Web3 space. With gaming accounting for half of all blockchain activity in 2022 and an estimated three-quarters of developers planning to work on Web3 games in the future, this alliance simplifies the decision-making process for developers by offering the most efficient path from concept to launch and exposing the most expansive and liquid ecosystem to end-users.
The announcement arrives just a week before the Mainnet Beta release of Polygon zkEVM, referred to as “the Holy Grail of Ethereum scaling.” This state-of-the-art technology substantially boosts transaction speeds and slashes exorbitant fees while maintaining Ethereum compatibility and its robust security framework. The unprecedented scaling capacity of zkEVM unlocks a myriad of previously unattainable use cases, including the potential for massively multiplayer online games.