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ImmutableX has extended its partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Sports expanded by providing its blockchain platform for the Web3 mobile game Blocklete Golf.
The game, developed by Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, allows players to collect, train and trade unique (non-fungible token) NFT-based virtual golfers.
“We are honored to be a partner and provider of the blockchain infrastructure for an innovator in the sports media landscape such as Warner Bros. Discovery and Turner Sports,” Andrew Sorokovsky, vice president of global business development at Immutable, said in a statement. “Their commitment to pushing the boundaries and early adoption of web3 proves that decentralized solutions are on their way to mass adoption – providing millions of people with new and exciting ways to interact with entertainment media while retaining full control of their digital assets.”
Blocklete Golf is an interactive mobile golf game where players can select a golfer and play on dynamic courses in head-to-head matches or tournaments. The play-and-earn model sets the game apart, allowing gamers to collect, train and trade unique NFT-based avatars or use them to compete with others. Players can manage their Web3 athletes, called “Blockletes”, and achieve their goals by increasing attribute levels – directly affecting utility and value based on in-game performance.
Initially launched on the Flow blockchain, Blocklete Golf will migrate to ImmutableX to leverage its fast transactions and gas-free non-fungible token (NFT) minting backed by Ethereum’s robust security and decentralization.
This collaboration extension between Immutable and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports comes on the heels of the recent launch of the industry’s first interactive trivia and fan loyalty program, which goes live each week during the Inside the NBA post-game show.
“Immutable has provided the backend technology for our latest Web3 offering and moving Blocklete Golf to their inclusive and efficient decentralized framework was a natural choice for us,” said Yang Adija, senior vice president of digital operations and innovation for WBD Sports, in a statement.
Earlier this week, ImmutableX, a platform for building and scaling Web3 games on the Ethereum blockchain, announced that its upcoming Unity Software Development Kit (SDK) is now a verified solution.
This makes ImmutableX’s Unity SDK one of the latest Web3 development kits to be officially endorsed by Unity Technologies, laying the groundwork for high-performance development standards for the gaming industry that will take hold in the blockchain space, ImmutableX said.
The release of Immutable’s verified SDK allows developers to focus on building great games with Unity, providing endpoints for user workflows including hitting, recording, ordering, trading and more to enhance their games through ownership of digital assets, the company said. .
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