Left behind on the Ethereum mainnet, Blockade Games has finally revealed their plans to transfer Season Zero assets to the current version of Neon District on the Polygon blockchain. They have recreated all Season Zero assets to fit in-game characters, and these so-called Shells will require a base set that Blockade Games will provide.
There are more than 400 Neon District Season Zero assets on the Ethereum mainnet. Users will need to bridge those assets to Polygon using a special mechanic built into the Neon District Portal. All migrated Shells will automatically come with the required base asset to apply the Shell to. Blockade Games pledged to reimburse gas costs for transferring the assets in Neon, the in-game currency of Neon District. So finally, gamers will be able to use the items they purchased in 2019.
But that’s not all. Oh no, Blockade Games has been working hard behind the scenes. Neon District will get a lot more updates. The entire game will get a new user interface, including an improved NFT marketplace. Furthermore, players will be able to bind and unbind NFTs to their character. This will allow them to transfer or sell a character with all their gear attached.
Neon District roadmap
During Q4 2021 they will give Neon District Trophy and Key holders early access to Neon District Version 2.0. After that the game will have its public release, which will also take place this year. To add some more excitement, Blockade Games will launch the first Neon District expansion set, ‘End of Days’. There will be a limited edition loot crate containing only weapons. In Q1 2022 they will have another content update, Rags of Riches.
Next year there there’s a lot more in the pipeline for Neon District and its players. The team has hired extra developers to work on new game modes and campaigns. In addition there will be a PVP arena, and the game itself will get a proper setting with land and a universe. Whether there will be a land sale, remains to be seen.
Blockade Games wants to work with designer to launch limited edition fashion items, allowing game characters to look dope as F while shooting or electrifying their enemies.
What is Neon District?
Neon District is a cyberpunk-themed turn based role playing game. The story-driven game takes place in a dystopian future. Player are part of a rebellion fighting an authoritarian regime. Players get to level up their characters by doing missions, while they have a chance of obtaining better gear as well.
A closed test version came available for founders token holders in December 2020. During Spring 2021 Neon District introduced more missions. This traditional singleplayer experience was the original vision for the game. Completing missions will earn players NEON as well.
Thanks to the integration with the Polygon blockchain, these game assets can be traded freely on an in-game marketplace. That way gamers don’t have to deal with gas fees while playing Neon District. Players can acquire gear through gameplay. They also need these digital items to progress in the game.
Neon District is a web-only experience, and everything works on both desktop and mobile devices. In the future they also want to make the game available through a standalone app for mobile devices.
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