Unity, a gaming engine development company, has announced the introduction of several blockchain-based integration options to its platform. The new options offer opportunities for developers, that will be able to take advantage of digital identity, tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other technologies with direct integration into the Unity engine.
Unity Reveals New Decentralization Push in Its Gaming Engine
Unity, one of the biggest companies in the gaming industry, has announced support for a number of new blockchain technologies in its engine. The options, which are developer-focused, will allow users to obtain real ownership of their in-game assets, as well as manage tokens and digital identity solutions that can be exported to the real world.
This means that developers will be able to take advantage of and integrate these technologies in their games in a streamlined way, focusing on building experiences instead of the technical issues that derive from complex blockchain implementations. This includes the design of play-to-earn model-based games and also NFT-focused experiences.
The “verified solution” technologies include 13 different software development kits for integrating blockchain services. Aikon Ore ID, Algorand, Altura, Aptos Labs, Dapper Labs, Immutable X, Infura, Metamask, Nefta, Pocketful of Quarters, Solana, Tezos, and Truffle are the decentralized solutions available for different purposes.
Some of these tools include token management wallets, others are focused on easing the handling of digital identity processes in virtual worlds, and others offer metaverse creation options.
These “verified solutions” are available free from the Unity Asset Store, meaning that even small developers can use them for training and to build small apps that integrate blockchain, lowering the bar for accessing such tools.
Unity, Metaverse, and Web3
Unity is already being used in metaverse gaming powerhouses like The Sandbox and Decentraland, which are two of the most well known blockchain-powered experiences on the market.
John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, has declared his optimism regarding the adoption of these technologies in the not-so-distant future. In June, Riccitiello stated that his vision included the transformation of the internet into a series of interconnected metaverse sites by 2030.
At that time, Riccitiello stated that more than 50% of the real-time experiences available in the gaming market are built using Unity tools, making this move even more significant for the integration of these technologies in already existing games.