Japanese game developer Square Enix has disclosed a collaboration with Polygon as part of its upcoming Web3 project Symbiogenesis.
As a result of the partnership, Square Enix will benefit from Polygon’s fast transaction speeds, cheap gas fees, and user-friendliness in its gaming project. This implies that, while the project’s NFT collectible art will be built on Ethereum, its gaming utility will be based on Polygon.
Last November, Square Enix revealed its Symbiogenesis project, describing it as a 6-chapter story-based digital realm — the Floating Continent — full of countries, colonies, and characters that can be collected as NFTs; The Land of Salvation will be the name of the country with which the story will begin.
The characters will be categorized into four groups — Facet Character, Mesh Character, Line Character, and Point Character — and each will include stories and information such as hints to locate hidden items or keys to understanding the virtual world’s history.
The items to find will be hidden all across the Floating Continent, and players will need to search for them while relying on any available hint; the more valuable the item, the more difficult it will be to find.
Some of the game items might include the Unknown Chip, Dragon Tarot Cards, and others. In regards to hints, some will explicitly tell players where an item is located, while others will require them to consider and think about the context.
In the last chapter of the Symbiogenesis, only three players who match specific criteria will be able to participate in the World Mission — where they will be given the opportunity to shape the future — while the remaining players will be able to watch the world develop.
Symbiogenesis is scheduled to be published in late spring 2023. According to a recent tweet from the project’s official account, the website and Discord server will launch in mid-March 2023.