Matter Labs employed former Activision Blizzard Vice President of Group Michael Lee as its senior vice chairman of development, to concentrate on bringing gaming to its zkSync platform.
At Activision, Lee was centered on its 400 million-strong group throughout its main video games, resembling Name of Obligation and Overwatch.
“Crypto remains to be ready for its killer app. My private thesis is — solely an epic sport has the potential to launch to 1,000,000 gamers in a single day and shortly scale to 10 million if fantastically designed and enjoyable to play,” Lee mentioned in a press release.
Lee might be centered on amplifying zkSync within the gaming sector and utilizing it to achieve a wider viewers past simply crypto natives. ZkSync is a Layer 2 community constructed on Ethereum that provides quicker transactions at a decrease value, whereas nonetheless counting on Ethereum’s degree of safety.
“At present, the dearth of correct infrastructure has been an enormous blocker,” Lee mentioned, including that zkSync would assist sport improvement by AAA studios or crypto-curious elite sport builders.
This isn’t his first foray into crypto. Previous to Activision, Lee was a vice chairman at Dfinity, the makers of the Web Laptop Protocol, the place he equally centered on international advertising and marketing and communications.
Neither is this the primary Activision government to maneuver into the crypto realm in current weeks. Final month, Daniel Alegre, former president and chief working officer of Activision, joined Yuga Labs — the corporate behind Bored Ape Yacht Membership — as CEO.
Matter Labs has already made some headway into the gaming sphere. There are 13 video games being developed on the community and two of them are already reside. Amongst them, WEMADE, creator of the sport Legend of Mir — which has bought over 500 million copies — is constructing a sport known as WEMIX.