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Gaming Engine Unity Adds MetaMask Functionality Among New Web3 Tools

Unity, a platform for the production of video games, has introduced a number of cryptocurrency platforms to its asset store. These additions are intended to help developers who are interested in Web3 technology speed their efforts to decentralize.

Unity announced on February 28 that it has created a new category page in its component store titled “Decentralization.” This website includes “vetted” cryptocurrency systems to assist developers who are interested in incorporating decentralization into their projects.

One of the thirteen platforms that are offered in the shop is the cryptocurrency wallet provider MetaMask. The MetaMask Software Development Kit (SDK) was added to assist developers in providing consumers with the ability to connect their MetaMask wallet to “any game produced on Unity.”

The software development kits (SDKs) of blockchains such as Solana have also been included in the shop. Also, the developer platform Immutable X has been included for users who want to create Web3 games using the Ethereum blockchain.

According to Unity, the integrations will make it possible for game creators to change the “models of ownership” in games and will make it possible for players to generate, earn, or otherwise acquire in-game resources that can then be traded or sold. According to a survey that was recently published by DappRadar, gamers accounted for over half (48%) of all activity on blockchains in January 2023.

According to the findings of the survey, the increase in interest in gaming tokens may be attributed to Web3 gaming making its way into the mainstream, which has generated associated announcements and headlines.

In a previous interview with Cointelegraph, Sara Gherghelas, a blockchain analyst at DappRadar, stated that blockchain gaming is already “a vertical” in the traditional industry. She believes that as blockchain technology gains more traction, it will also bring “more adoption” to Web3 games, which will cause them to “become mainstream.”

In the meanwhile, Kieran Warwick, the co-founder of Illivium, told Cointelegraph on January 24 that the “main issue” with blockchain gaming at the moment is persuading “casual gamers” to participate in the market due to the notion that blockchain games are of “poor quality.”

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