Unity has announced the integration of MetaMask and 12 other Web3-related solutions to improve the implementation of decentralised technologies in gaming. As a result, ConsenSys’ non-custodial wallet is encouraging developers to use its product through a new program with a grant of up to $100,000.
MetaMask on Unity
Known as one of the most used platforms for game developers, Unity has created a new category on its Asset Store dedicated to decentralised technologies. Developers can now access 13 different Web3-related development kits, including one from MetaMask.
Deployed by ConsenSys, this free software allows game designers to integrate the MetaMask wallet into their designs. As a result, future gamers will be able to log in with their wallet, trade items with each other, and own their own in-game assets.
To increase its presence in the gaming world, ConsenSys has announced the launch of a new programme called Sidequest. Its objective is to bring out new games integrating Web3 technologies such as non-fungible tokens (NFT) and on-chain authentication. During this experiment, collaborative workshops will be held with a grant of 100,000 dollars.
This combination of MetaMask and Unity could change the gaming world by offering developers easier and faster tools to integrate into their games. And ConsenSys doesn’t intend to stop there: a collaboration is to come between its digital wallet and the Unreal Engine software
Unity: a player committed to the Web3
MetaMask is not the only entity to have deployed its development kit on Unity. Tezos, Solana and Aptos have each delivered a free solution for developers.
In order to reassure its users, the 13 products integrated into Unity have been verified beforehand by the platform according to three criteria: the existence of an establishment with a public presence, products that are resilient in the long term, as well as actions that reduce the environmental impact of the technologies used.
This is not the first time that Unity has made its mark in the Web3 world. Indeed, the metavers The Sandbox and Decentraland are both based on features offered by the Californian firm.
Its new commitment to decentralised technologies is a way of encouraging video game developers to adopt new ways of holding in-game items, as it points out on its web page:
” In the context of game development, decentralisation generally refers to ownership models within the game. In practice, it is about enabling mechanisms that allow players to create, earn or obtain resources in the game that they can sell or trade. Smart contracts, wallets, non-fungible tokens (NFT) and cryptocurrencies are some examples of technologies that enable decentralisation in gaming. “
Following the success of the French games Sorare and The Sandbox, there is every reason to believe that we are heading towards a new trend in Web3 with new use cases in the future.