Razer Pledges Support for Web 3.0 Game Developers

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  • Gaming hardware heavyweight Razer has pledged support for Web 3.0 game developers
  • Razer has unveiled an incubator arm called zVentures Web 3 Incubator and is inviting blockchain-based game creators to make submissions
  • Razer hinted that it’s looking to oversee the development of engaging Web 3.0 games instead of ones that only tap into the decentralized technology

Gaming hardware heavyweight Razer has announced support for Web 3.0 game developers through what it calls zVentures Web 3 Incubator. The firm is inviting blockchain-based game creators to make submissions and has hinted that it’s interested in pushing for the development of engaging Web 3.0 games, something it says lacks from the current breed of blockchain games. Razer disclosed that its venture arm will work with new developers as well as successful Web 2.0 game developers wishing to cross over to the Web 3.0 world.

Current Blockchain Games Aren’t Fun

Razor noted that supporting developers in the blockchain gaming scene will help drive the adoption of blockchain technology while also championing its growth. Speaking to Decrypt, a company executive disclosed that the incubator program will initially support 36 creations including mobile games.

According to the gaming tech company, the current iteration of blockchain games has failed to appeal to gamers due to their complexity and lack of gameplay experience. Razer’s sentiments align with a recent report indicating that conventional gamers are shunning Web 3.0 games citing their lack of fun and immersiveness.

What Motivates Gamers?

Razer also said that more research needs to be done to understand what engages gamers and possibly incorporate the findings when building blockchain games. This is not Razer’s first entry into the Web 3.0 world as its venture department has invested in The Sandbox publisher Animoca Brands.

The gaming hardware giant’s direct involvement with blockchain game developers comes at a time when other entities in the Web 3.0 space like Sky Mavis are joining hands with game studios to push the uptake of blockchain games. Game engine Unity has also expressed interest in Web 3.0 by adding developer tools to its online store.

With more gaming giants like Razer joining the space, new blockchain games are likely to be more immersive and fun.