Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming increasingly important in games, and MetalCore Foundation, a video game publishing company formed by developers who previously worked at Activision, Disney, Lucas Films and Midway, among others, launched a new open world game. which highlights the NFTs. The game, named MetalCore, is a multiplayer fighting game that aims to combine traditional gameplay mechanics and GameFi-driven blockchain technology. According to reports, MetalCore will hold its first NFT presale in January 2022, while a private alpha is expected to launch for limited PC gamers in early 2022.
Developed by Studio 369, the game follows a proven formula followed by a number of existing blockchain games. MetalCore will allow players to collect rare weapons, cosmetic nets, and skins that can be used in battle and traded as NFTs on the open market. Players will have the opportunity to earn in-game rewards and also become virtual landowners, where they can mine in-game assets and generate tax revenue.
A brief trailer for the game shows robot-like war machines reminiscent of Titanfall, set in an alien environment, and avatars who control these war machines. The First Look trailer also gives a look at what elements of the game will likely be tradable as an NFT.
GameFi technology is already among the most sought after in the crypto ecospace, and early investors can expect game-related collectibles to fuel virtual economies. As the name suggests, GameFi is essentially an intersection of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), NFTs, and the gaming industry and attracts a lot of attention from larger gaming guilds due to its most common feature being “Play to win”.
Axie Infinity and Decentraland are currently two of the biggest titles in the blockchain gaming space, two ecosystems driven by GameFi.
Speaking of play-to-earn, Ubisoft on a winning call recently spoke about its intention to implement a play-to-earn blockchain model in the future. Whether Ubisoft plans to integrate NFTs into the rewards structure of its existing open-world franchises or create entirely new blockchain games is what we have yet to learn.