The Web3 gaming world saw consistent growth and exciting developments in the first quarter of 2023, according to a DappRadar report. Traditional Web2 gaming companies started to notice blockchain technology’s potential, resulting in a total of $739 million invested in blockchain games and metaverse projects during the first quarter of 2023.
From the open-world role-playing games to battle royale-themed shooters, gaming quickly turned to a major point of interaction between users and Web3, with almost half of blockchain activity coming from gaming. While play-to-earn provides a fresh take on players’ experience of a game, there’s an even bigger potential for Web3 gaming with microtransactions. Web2 gaming offers skins or other in-game items via microtransactions, but the inefficiency and lack of transparency of traditional payment methods are often met with criticism from players.