Axie Infinty is currently the most popular game in the NFT gaming industry, with more than two million regular users. However, this is also considered an expensive game for gamers in general, because to start they need to pay a fee to buy characters and build a battle squad – which makes quite a lot of people afraid. In order to create an opportunity to reach and spread the game to more players, the Sky Mavis development team has a plan to significantly change some policies in the game. Therefore, the game mode with “starter monsters” is free for newbies, helping them experience the game before spending money to buy items.
Sky Mavis teased its free Axies starter plan last year, but in early February 2022, the new game development team announced the possibility of launching a free feature in the Axie Infinity: Origin update later in the quarter. first.
The game Axie Infinity has become a successful model for many other NFT titles that want to develop a model of owning digital items. Under the current policy of Axie Infinity, new players will have to purchase three Axie monsters to start the game, and then accumulate reward tokens and valuable items through doing quests or arenas.
The game is built on Ethereum blockchain technology, so the cost of buying three Axie NFTs at the beginning of the game will cost about $600, for many players this is quite an expense and it is an obstacle for them to play. game access. Even if the price for a set of 3 Axie monsters was at times just over $ 100, the economic problem still made quite a lot of potential gamers not want to join the game.
Axie Infinity’s original monsters will allow new players to experience the game, however they will not earn rewards on quests – a policy that may change in the future. Also, the free monsters will not be NFTs that can be sold or transferred, they are simply a function for players to try.
Sky Mavis co-founder Jeff Zirlin told Decrypt.co last fall that the free Axies will act as a smooth transition for the game, creating a bridge between players and motivate them to spend money on items after the experience.
In addition to the free Axies, the game also adds a new battle system called V3, promising to give players a more tactical experience than the current one. Along with that, the development team also released battle cards, boosters and many other settings. Sky Mavis is expected to roll out a major update by the end of Q1 2022, although the new combat system will operate in alpha form, meaning no bonus tokens.
Axie Infinity emerged last summer, after launching on its Ehtereum sidechain, Ronin, which dramatically cuts transaction fees and waiting times. The game has now generated approximately $4 billion worth of transactions, according to data from CryptoSlam, making it the top NFT project at the moment.
The change of Axie Infinity is seen as a way to encourage gamers in the context that the value of the game and its token is decreasing significantly. Not only that, the NFT trading volume has also been on a downward trend for many months, leading to a sharp drop in the price of Axie NFT’s item floor. Sky Mavis has announced plans to change their token reward model in the 20th season of the game to prevent SLP inflation. This announcement helped the game’s token increase in value significantly.