PIF Picks: The Top GameFi Updates this June 5-9, 2023

Do you want to stay informed about the latest developments and progress in the GameFi sector? We have closely monitored the GameFi industry throughout the week to provide you with the most thrilling news. Here are the noteworthy GameFi updates this June 5-9, 2023.

UVL Launches Axis Mundi: A Gamified NFT Project for Adventure Seekers

Design studio UVL is set to captivate NFT enthusiasts with their latest project, “Axis Mundi.” This innovative venture, reminiscent of a choose-your-adventure concept, promises a refreshing and intriguing universe for collectors.

The voyage of Axis Mundi commences on June 6 with a 72-hour open edition mint, allowing users to acquire Energy elements. New media artist Jason Ting and sound designer Pelican Sound are the creators of these elements. They are 20-second video loops featuring captivating displays of light and liquid.

Priced at 0.009 ETH (approximately $16), the mint allows enthusiasts to become part of this immersive journey. Nike has scheduled the sale of the primary NFTs, called Beings, for September. However, the company has not yet disclosed the pricing details for these NFTs.

Nike’s NFTs Set to Enter Mainstream Gaming through Integration with EA Sports

In a groundbreaking move towards the adoption of cryptocurrencies in gaming, Nike’s NFT platform, .Swoosh, is set to integrate with popular EA Sports games, allowing virtual Nike footwear and apparel to be featured in-game.

Nike announced on June 1 that it will progressively incorporate its “virtual creations,” referring to NFTs, into EA Sports games in the upcoming months. Nike and Electronic Arts (EA) have not disclosed the titles that will include Nike’s virtual goods.

EA Sports boasts a massive following with games like FIFA, recognized as the “most popular game” in 2022, along with the Madden NFL and the NBA Live series, attracting millions of players. Players can anticipate that Nike NFTs will provide customizable wearable options that they can purchase to enhance and personalize their in-game character avatars.

GameStop Teams Up with Illuvium for a Massive 20,000 NFT Collection Launch

Illuvium has made headlines by announcing a partnership with GameStop. They are set to release an impressive collection of 20,000 NFTs starting from June 12.

Dubbed “Illuvitars,” these NFTs are dynamic collectible works of art representing unique avatars of Illuvials, each with its distinct expression. The Illuvitars possess a power rating determined by rarity, contributing to a leaderboard system that adds excitement to the collection.

Each “GameStop x Illuvitar D1SK NFT” will feature a one-of-a-kind GameStop-branded Illuvitar. The developers have created an astonishing 108 potential combinations for these Illuvitars, incorporating six different Illuvials, three expressions, three background stages, and two finishes. 

BinaryX and AiGC Labs Introduce AI-Powered Game on the Metaverse

BinaryX has expanded into Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence Game Content (AIGC). Leveraging their expertise in the GameFi sector, BinaryX has entered into agreements with AiGC Labs, their VR and AIGC partners, to develop an innovative genre of AI-based VR games.

The BinaryX team is preparing to launch the first-ever VR game that will extensively feature VR and AIGC technologies in collaboration with AiGC Labs. While full details about the game are yet to be released, there have been hints that it will immerse players in a character-rich universe inspired by heroes and characters from East Asian folklore.

In the game development process, BinaryX has been experimenting with AI models such as ChatGPT and GameGPT. These AI models have assisted the team in generating engaging gameplay, designing compelling characters, and crafting captivating narratives. BinaryX plans to share more details about the official release through social media channels.

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