Proof of Play CEO Expects Surge in Dedicated Blockchain Use for Gaming

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Proof of Play CEO Amitt Mahajan speaking about blockchain technology at a tech conference
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CEO of Proof of Play Predicts High Demand for Dedicated Blockchain Use in Gaming

The CEO of Proof of Play, Amitt Mahajan expects a breakout in the adoption of private blockchains specifically in the gaming sector. Mahajan, the brain behind the well-known game Farmville on Facebook, is hoping for a future where thousands of blockchains back up single applications.

Blockchain Technology as an Advanced Database

Meanwhile, Mahajan needed to juggle 64 databases while he was still at Zynga in order that Farmville would not crash due to the high number of its users. Comparing technology to a database, he thinks that deploying chains for data storage is very important for scaling, and said that it is in his recent interview.

Pirate Nation Launches Dedicated Blockchain

Pirate Nation, a crypto game developed by Proof of Play, was initially built on the Polygon scaling network. However, it later moved to Arbitrum Nova because gas fees on Polygon were soaring. Running projects on the same network turned out to be a bit of a problem as fresh projects joining the same network could cause an increase in gas fees due to the congestion of the network.

Pirate Nation has introduced its own application-specific chain called Apex to solve the challenge. Mahajan is confident that other apps will follow the same pattern. The movement of specialized blockchains was not peculiar to Pirate Nation only. For example, the game projects on the Avalanche platform, such as Shrapnel with a dedicated subnet, and Off the Grid who uses their GUNZ network. Treasure is making its Trekurium-based airplane that will sit on the network of Voyager Networks Infinity Chains. With this, treasure will be linking this chain with all the other blockchains.

The very moment that Pirate Nation was launched on Apex, a flood of transactions started to overflow in the chain causing the team to suggest the addition of other chains to scale up. Mahajan refers to his experience in Web2 game development where the style of the scalable architecture is that which is necessary to sustain the required growing games. He may encounter the idea of running multiple chains to be overwhelming but Mahajan says that it is the only way for them to evolve and achieve sustainable growth.

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Multichain Future for Gaming Applications

Pirate Nation’s multichain offering, which begins with Apex, intends to help other game and dapp developers who introduce their own networks with the use of Arbitrum Orbit, an Ethereum scaling technology. Mahajan has acknowledged other developers’ interest but definitely prefers to solve the server capacity issue first before the approach can be adopted successfully among external projects. Pirate Nation has just launched PIRATE token, which has increased sales [sic], is the token that appreciated remarkably after listing on Coinbase.

Meta Aims to Use Generative AI in Metaverse Gaming

Meta is adorn with the idea to change the metaverse gaming environment by putting generative artificial intelligence (AI) into it. A just-passed [recent] job listing by Meta reveals the company’s plan to explore and prototype “entirely new types of gameplay” in the metaverse through the integration of generative AI with the virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality games. This makes them see games that are non-deterministic, which means that the games are personalized and can be evolved with each play-through, thereby offering unimaginable experiences to the players.

Companies such as Meta, Microsoft, Tencent, and Nvidia are really aggressive with the metaverse by you enhancing their platforms and creating new user experiences. For instance, Meta pumped $50 million all around the world for the research and development of the metaverse, and Epic Games was able to raise $1 billion, and they even got a $200 million investment from the Sony company.

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