Games and metaverse news. Ledger, known for its popular hardware wallets, has added its first blockchain-based game to its Ledger Live software application..
Cometh Battle, a blockchain-based game, will be added to the Ledger Live app, the business announced on Wednesday.
The company’s software app, which was created to give a more robust interface for users to view their holdings and handle cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, will now permit users to play Web3 games.
Cometh Battle is a free-to-play science fiction digital card game whose open beta version was launched on the Ethereum scaling network Polygon in May 2022. Its in-game assets are non-fungible tokens that can be purchased, sold, or rented.
It is also PVP, meaning that one player is pitted against another in online person-versus-person matches, similar to Hearthstone by Activision Blizzard.
Players receive 40 cards and a starship NFT at the start of the game, both of which can be enhanced through trade and crafting.
Notable is Ledger’s inclusion of an existing Web3 game into its app, as it will not be exclusive to Ledger device owners. Anyone can download the Ledger app and play the game if they create an account on the game’s related blockchain, in this example Polygon, using Ledger Live.
Jerome de Tychey, CEO of Cometh, feels that the game’s presence on Ledger Live will make the experience secure and less cumbersome for users.
“The many hacks are often a limitation for new users to join Web3,” Tychey said in a statement. “This partnership with Ledger not only increases the security of our ecosystem but also aims to onboard more gamers safely into Web3. We want to provide an environment where players can enjoy the game without constantly being on alert anytime they sign a transaction.”
Cometh Battle is the first game to launch on Ledger Live, but Ledger’s vp of consumer engineering, Carl Anderson, told that the business intends its platform to serve as a hub for further Web3 games.
“We’re an open platform,” Anderson said. “This is the first game on Ledger Live, and while we don’t have other games on the roadmap yet, we hope to see more in the future.”
Should Ledger Live become a popular place for Web3 games, it would give developers another way to reach players in a time when Apple’s new policy on NFTs is strict and Steam doesn’t accept NFTs at all.
The Epic Games Store has accepted NFT games till now, whereas Gala Games has developed its own distribution platform to attract users. The introduction of Ledger into the nascent market shows that the Web3 gaming ecosystem is still in its infancy, with much possibility for growth.
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