Most NFT games have an unbalanced priority for NFT over gameplay – and Polygon Studios wants to change that with MetalCore.
Metalcore is an upcoming free-to-play 3D mechanized combat MMO from Workshop 369which chose to migrate from the ImmutableX network to Polygon ahead of its imminent launch.
Studio 369 promises a gameplay-focused approach to Metalcore, with the game not exactly an “NFT game” like others on the market, but more of an “NFT-based” open-world mechanized fighting game. The game trailer shows pre-alpha teaser footage of what the game is supposed to look like, with NFT drivers and vehicles coming soon in Q3 2022 to enhance the gameplay experience. The Metalcore team will also be holding a demo booth of gameplay at the next NFT.NYC event on June 20, where people can get a taste of the game. Studio 369 is made up of industry veterans who have worked at Activision, Disney, Lucas Films, Midway and worked on projects like the MechWarrior franchise 2, Mortal Kombat and Gears of War. The team also includes Hugo Award-winning concept artist Stephan Martiniere, who has worked on Magic the Gathering, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, God of War, and Sky.
“As a free-to-play game with mass market appeal, MetalCore has the potential to generate millions of NFTs and even more on-chain transactions,” says MetalCore Senior Advisor Sam Kim. There is a need for us to partner with a blockchain or L2 that can scale efficiently and profitably while being carbon neutral. Polygon Studios is that perfect solution. They are building a world-class ecosystem that appeals to traditional and native Web3 gamers. MetalCore is thrilled to join this elite group.
“We have made it a priority to find the best game and game developers to help us pursue our goal of making Polygon the home base of the GameFi space – MetalCore and its team meet that standard,” says Urvit Goel. “We’re excited to have MetalCore on Polygon, and we look forward to seeing the immersion and engagement its gameplay will foster among gamers in the gaming space.”
With the collapse of NFTs in the market and Previously Bullish NFT Games Like Axie Infinity Face Slowdown, NFT games now have to adapt and focus more on gameplay than NFT and play-to-win aspects of their games. MetalCore seems to be heading in that direction, but we really won’t know until the game launches full functionality when the time comes.