As blockchain is slowly entering the video game industry, industry veterans and leaders of the non-fungible WAX ​​(NFT) blockchain believe that there will be more connections between games and blockchain networks in the future.

In an interview with Cointelegraph, WAX Publishing President David Kim and WAX Studios President Michael Robinelli shared their views on NFT games, the meta verse and the blockchain.

Despite less interest in Google search, interaction with games, metavers and NFTs is not dead, according to Kim. “At the WAX ​​blockchain, we saw the number of sales transactions double at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2021, and it has remained high since then,” he said.

“I’m not sure if the ‘hype’ will increase again, but we believe that in the long run the interest and engagement with metavers and NFTs will increase indefinitely as the benefits increase and security issues are addressed.”
On the other hand, when asked about the future of game-for-profit (P2E) game models, Robinelli compared the implementation of P2E to the introduction of free games and microtransactions in games. With more than 20 years of experience in the gaming industry, the gaming industry leader believes that there is a similar pattern.

“We are convinced that over the next few years, most games will have some sort of ‘win-win’ or ‘play-win’ game. Most of them will be connected to the blockchain, but not entirely to the blockchain.”
In a 2021 report published by the Blockchain Gaming Alliance, the survey found that many respondents shared the same view as WAX executives when asked how much the blockchain industry will be able to use blockchain over the next two years.

Source: Blockchain Gaming Alliance 2021 research report.
When talking about the challenges blockchain games face, Robinelli mentioned that scalability is still a major concern. “The biggest problem now is the lack of scalability in most blockchains,” he said.

Related: Report: Axie Infinity accounted for almost two thirds of NFT transactions in blockchain games in 2021.

The gaming veteran noted that Layer2 solutions can only be expanded if they are “100% dedicated to a single game like Ronin for Axie Infinity.” He also referred to an incident in which Sunflower Farmer’s user base grew, “Polygon aborted.”

When it comes to esports, David Kim stated that most of the games that can be played on WAX are “too easy to adapt to esports”. However, the head of WAX noted that there are games under development that can be adapted for e-sports.

“There are many blockchain-related games that are currently being developed with a focus on e-sports. These include Hearthstone-style card games like Skyweaver, Battle Royale games like Hodlgod, and team-based first-person shooters like The Forge Arena. ” .
Kim noted that it takes more time to develop esports games. According to Kim, it is only 9 months since Alien Worlds, Splinterlands and Axie Infinity showed that blockchain games can attract many players. “You can not develop the complex game mechanics that esports needs at this time,” he added.

Source: CoinTelegraph

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