Aussie-founded, Sydney-headquartered “layer 2” scaling company and GameFi studio Immutable keeps extending its tentacles. Its latest integrations include AAA game Delysium, StarHeroes and more.

After inking a multi-year deal with leading NFT events organiser NFT.NYC recently, Immutable is back in the news, courtesy of a host of NFT gaming projects making a migration to the company’s ImmutableX platform.

ImmutableX (which trades under the token ticker IMX) is one of crypto’s most prominent “layer 2” scaling solutions for Ethereum, is focused on blockchain gaming and is a leading NFT minting and trading platform. Some of the sector’s best known developing games, such as Guild of Guardians, Illuvium and Gods Unchained are integrated with the ImmutableX network.

Citing the need for greater stability, scalability, and security as top reasons for their move, other Web3 games such as Delysium, Cross the Ages, and Ember Sword were initially developed on rival Ethereum scaling platform Polygon (MATIC)  but have since migrated to ImmutableX.

Delysium is notable as it describes itself as the first “playable AAA MMO (massively multiplayer online) blockchain game and is set in a “dynamically generated, AI-powered open-world experience” that allows gamers to become a part of its ecosystem as asset-owning, property-holding “MetaBeings”.

StarHeroes, meanwhile, describes itself as a “skill-based third person shooter powered by digital collectibles and has a grant supplied by Microsoft’s ID@Azure game-development program.

The Delysium and StarHeroes integration sees them join further high-profile entities and projects to make the transition to ImmutableX this year. These include American internet personality Gary “GaryVee” Vaynerchuk’s VeeFriends Book Games and the minting of the digital versions of hybrid physical and NFT trading cards based on DC Comics IP – developed by Cartamundi and Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

 

“So many top-tier Web3 projects choosing to build on ImmutableX is great recognition for what we’re building — and we’re just getting started,” said Robbie Ferguson, co-founder and president of Immutable, adding:

“We’re witnessing a demand for security, stability, and scalability in the industry, which is why many partners are joining ImmutableX. Our gas-free and carbon-neutral environment, 99.99% network uptime, and vertically integrated APIs for game studios deliver dependability, streamlined integration, and an overall better user experience for gamers. We believe this trend will continue as the web3 industry grows.”

 

Konami’s metaverse move

In other NFT/crypto gaming-related news, influential Japanese game development and publishing company Konami has announced it will be bringing “Web3 and metaverse services” into its gaming ecosystem.

The legacy video games brand is also on the hunt for new hires with blockchain experience, with 13 job vacancies across three departments responsible for the firm’s new direction.

“We have been conducting research and development to incorporate the latest technology into games and contents,” wrote Konami. “[We] plan to launch a service where players can trade their in-game NFTs (digital items) through a unique distribution platform using blockchain.”