VC-backed MetalCore to Launch on Polygon
Using Polygon transactions within and outside of the MetalCore ecosystem will take advantage of significantly reduced transaction fees.
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MetalCore Foundation, today announces an official partnership with Polygon Studios, the team onboarding brands, developers, and creators to Web3 through investment, marketing, and community support, to launch the free-to-play mechanized combat MMO, MetalCore, on the Polygon network. MetalCore is being created by veteran game developers, Studio 369, with Polygon already onboard as a strategic partner for the game and now will provide its industry-leading, scalable, low-cost transaction security to Ethereum in an eco-friendly way. All MetalCore in-game reward tokens (FAB), governance tokens (MGT), and NFT game assets will be on the Polygon network.
MetalCore revealed its first gameplay today, check out the video on YouTube.
Blockchain Game Goes Green
As a Layer 2 scaling solution that runs on top of the Ethereum network, using Polygon transactions within and outside of the MetalCore ecosystem will take advantage of significantly reduced transaction fees (less than $0.01) and settlement times (~2.1 seconds). In addition to the obvious cost and logistical advantages of Polygon, MetalCore will enjoy the minimal carbon footprint of each transaction on the network since the Polygon is a carbon-neutral network. A typical transaction on Polygon produces ~0.20 grams of carbon dioxide, which is a huge improvement over the roughly 120 grams of CO2 that a transaction on Ethereum generates. Polygon has also outlined plans to go carbon-negative in 2022, as part of its Green Manifesto pledge.
In March, MetalCore announced a $15 million private token and NFT sale, with backers that include Delphi Digital, BITKRAFT, Sanctor Capital, Animoca Brands, Youbi Capital, Spartan Capital, Umbrella Network, and Bitscale, as well as a number of leading gaming guilds including YGG, YGG SEA, Merit Circle, Perion, Avocado, and BreederDAO.
The MetalCore development team has experience at Activision, Disney, Lucas Films, Midway, and working on projects such as the MechWarrior 2 franchise, Mortal Kombat, and Gears of War. The team also includes Hugo Award-winning concept artist Stephan Martiniere, who worked on Magic the Gathering, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, God of War, and Sky.
As a free-to-play game with mass market appeal, MetalCore has the potential to mint millions of NFTs and even more on-chain transactions. It is necessary for us to partner with a blockchain or a Layer 2 that is able to scale efficiently and cost-effectively while being carbon neutral. Polygon Studios is that perfect solution. They are building a world-class ecosystem that appeals to both traditional and native Web3 gamers. MetalCore is excited to be joining this elite group. – Sam Kim, Senior Advisor at MetalCore.
Urvit Goel, Head of Games Business Development for Polygon Studios, said:
“We’ve made it a priority to find the very best games and games developers to help further our goal of making Polygon the foundation for the GameFi space — MetalCore and its team meets this standard. We’re delighted to have MetalCore on Polygon, and look forward to seeing the immersion and engagement its gameplay will foster among players in the gaming space.”
MetalCore is a first-person mechanized combat game set in an expansive open world. Developed by Studio 369 and built with Unreal Engine 4, players can engage in PvP mega-battles, cooperative PvE fights, and faction-based, open-world clashes. MetalCore combines the engagement of traditional gaming with the growing blockchain economy.
Polygon Studios aims to be the home of the most popular blockchain projects in the world. The Polygon Studios team is focused on supporting developers building decentralized apps on Polygon by providing Web2 and Web3 teams with a suite of services such as developer support, partnership, strategy, go-to-market, and technical integrations. Polygon Studios supports projects from OpenSea to Prada, from Adidas to Draft Kings and Decentral Games to Ubisoft.
Polygon is the leading blockchain development platform, offering scalable, affordable, secure, and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including Layer 2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with over 19,000 decentralized applications hosted, over 1.6 billion total transactions processed, over 142 million unique user addresses, and over $5 billion in assets secured. Polygon is carbon neutral with the goal of leading the Web3 ecosystem in becoming carbon negative.