Polygon, an easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development, has revealed that it is launching a new NFT-focused arm, dubbed Polygon Studios.
Polygon Launches Gaming and NFT Arm
In an official press release shared with CryptoPotato, Polygon noted that the new division will be focused on growing the global Blockchain Gaming and NFT industry, as well as bridging the gap between Web 2 and Web 3 gaming.
The project stated that the gaming community on its platform has been witnessing exponential growth in recent months, prompting the creation of Polygon Studios.
There are currently over 100,000 blockchain gamers on Polygon with several top Web 3 games. These include Aavegotchi, Zed Run, Megacryptopolis, and more, in addition to major metaverse projects like Decentraland and Sandbox, who are all leveraging network’s high-speed ability to build high-quality gaming experiences.
Polygon’s strong NFT infrastructure also has several top NFT marketplaces including OpenSea, Upshot, Unify, and many others.
Becoming a go-to Blockchain Gaming Platform
The project revealed that it created this new unit to fulfill three major objectives. The first was to further establish the network’s position as the de-facto platform for games in the decentralized gaming industry.
The second objective is to create a reputable brand that will attract top builders, artists, and investors to its NFT ecosystem. While the third objective is to position Polygon as the go-to platform for IP owners and large Web 2 who are looking for a way to venture into Web 3.
Polygon further added that the project’s initial launch will focus on two major initiatives. The first – the Polygon Gaming Studio – will help developers to create blockchain-enabled gaming experiences using high-quality infrastructure, investing, community support, and more.
The second initiative is the Polygon NFT Studio, which will help top brands, celebrities, IP owners to create and launch custom NFTs and marketplaces.
With the rapid growth of the NFT space in recent months, Polygon intends to utilize this new arm to double down on the market and further develop its budding NFT and gaming ecosystem.
Once Polygon Studios sees the light of day, game developers get full support to build their games on the platform, top brands and franchises can launch on the network, and gamers as well can enjoy more opportunities to earn while playing their favorite games.
Meanwhile, Polygon also plans to launch a general-purpose blockchain dubbed Avail for standalone chains, sidechains, and other Layer-2 solutions.