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Ubisoft Calls Axie Infinity Battles ‘Massive Improvement’

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Ubisoft said that the new version of Axie Infinity’s battle system is ‘a massive improvement’. Sky Mavis tweeted this, without mentioning an actual source, as they highlighted their road ahead for the coming months. It’s important here to note that Sky Mavis and Axie Infinity are part of the Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab, which is aimed at working on and improving blockchain gaming.

Ubisoft and Sky Mavis are working with each other to improve their mutual understanding of game design and blockchain economies. Ubisoft is the games publisher behind hit franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, Rainbox Six, Watch Dogs and Far Cry. They’ve recently launched their first blockchain game, also created through the Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab.

Axie Infinity roadmap

Axie Infinity will add a whole lot more features to their game in the coming months. An improved version of their battle mode is just one of many additions in the pipeline. Land gameplay, also known as Project K, is probably one of the most anticipated features. This will pitch kingdoms against each other in competitive gameplay.

In an effort to make it easier to get started playing Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis will introduce soulbound Axies. These are free game characters that aren’t eligible for play-to-earn mechanics, or perhaps ‘a very very small amount’. The idea is that players can then step over to paid characters to start earning from the game.

At the same time the developers are migrating the entire Axie ecosystem from Ethereum to their own Ronin sidechain. Right now land and items are already available on Ronin, while Axies themselves still need to move over. Also the entire game’s economy and its AXS governance token will launch soon, together with a major upgrade of marketplace.

What is Axie Infinity?

Axie Infinity is a tactical battle game in which two players fight each other using a team of Axies. These little balls of joy are from Lunacia, and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Their characteristics influence which moves they are capable of performing. They can be damage dealers, healers, or bad ass tanks.

It is the battle system that makes Axie Infinity stand out. Axies will take turn to fight in a 3v3 battle. The Axies fight to win the victory. At the same time players need to be a real strategists. They for example need to wisely choose appropriate Axies for their team, placing them at the tactical positions.

Axie Infinity has a strong play-to-earn system. Gamers earn Small Love Potions (SLP) by winning matches. These can be used inside the game’s economy or sold to other players who are in need of some more. Soon they will introduce land gameplay, their AXS governance token and a lot more. Axie Infinity is becoming more than just a battle game.

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