Sky Mavis, the de-facto trailblazer of the NFT gaming market, has recently rolled out a number of revolutionary new updates, including the launch of a stripped-out version of its Axie Infinity game on the Apple Appstore, as well as the introduction of its ‘Mavis Market’ NFT trading hub.
Axie Infinity NFT Battle Game on Apple Appstore
Axie Infinity, an NFT game created by Sky Mavis which allows players to engage in battles against each other using digital assets on the blockchain, has now launched a ‘lite’ version of its ‘Axie Infinity: Origins’ game on Apple’s Appstore. This move is intended to attract the broadest market possible, particularly in key regions in Asia and Latin America, and allows gamers to access the game via the app without owning any NFTs. Gamers can enter the Axie arena for free and immediately begin battling their opposing cuddly axolotls.
Sky Mavis has spent the last two years negotiating with Apple, which has resulted in some preferential terms. For the first time ever, Apple has agreed to allow gamers to import their existing NFTs into the application, while also allowing them to trade their NFTs within the platform. However, it remains to be seen whether Apple’s 30% fee will apply to these transactions.
Sky Mavis unveils ‘Mavis Market’
In addition to the Axie Infinity launch on Appstore, Sky Mavis has also launched the ‘Mavis Market,’ a generalized NFT marketplace for the Ronin ecosystem. The new trading hub will allow those operating within this cutting-edge infrastructure to trade digital assets primarily using the $RON governance token. Collectors can also make trades using $AXS, $SLP, $ETH, and $USDC, with Ronin’s Katana DEX making the conversion to $RON in the background.
Mavis Market provides a platform for games and projects operating on the gaming-optimized Ronin Blockchain to buy and sell NFTs. The new trading hub will take a 2% fee of all transactions, as well as an additional 0.5% that will go directly to the Ronin treasury, marking the first time that a blockchain has directly benefitted from sales on an NFT marketplace. Furthermore, Mavis Market will guarantee creator royalties at a protocol level, meaning that there is no way for third-party marketplaces to hijack NFTs located on the Ronin blockchain.
To kick off its mighty new endeavor, Mavis Market has debuted with two new NFT collections. Firstly, the Axie DoLL Sidekicks, companion characters for the ‘Axie DoLL: Defenders of Lunacian Land’ survival game, and secondly, the AxieChat Premium 2023 NFTs that open up bonus content in the popular AxieChat podcast.
Market Response to Sky Mavis Updates
The latest major developments within the Sky Mavis juggle have led to a significant market response, with the $AXS token ballooning by almost 10%, while $RON recorded a modest 4% gain.
Sky Mavis has made significant strides in the NFT gaming market with the recent launch of its Axie Infinity game on Apple’s Appstore and the introduction of its ‘Mavis Market’ NFT trading hub. Both of these innovations have been received positively by crypto enthusiasts, who have applauded Sky Mavis for its forward-thinking approach to the NFT market and its dedication to creating an ecosystem that benefits both creators and collectors.