Immutable exposes passports, offering seamless Web3 Onboarding for gamers and developers
Immutable’s new wallet and authentication solution aims to remove web3 onboarding barriers and gives game developers access to marketplaces, players and an infrastructure that enables true scalability
SYDNEY, 31 January 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ImmutableXthe leading platform to build and scale web3 games on Ethereumtoday announces Immutable Passport, a simple and secure onboarding solution designed for game studios.
Immutable Passport is a wallet and authentication tool that streamlines player onboarding through passwordless login and automatic wallet creation. Passport offers a non-custodial solution that never holds the user’s private keys or is involved in signing transactions. Through Passport, game studios can drive adoption across mainstream audiences, maintain enterprise-level security and access meaningful player analytics. Players get access to a secure digital wallet, fraud protection and seamless authentication across web3 games and marketplaces. Immutable Passport also helps players create and secure their unique online identities that can travel across the web3 with them.
Customer research conducted by the ImmutableX team found that easy onboarding, security and plug & play features were the top priorities for development studios integrating web3 components into their game. To achieve these goals, a mainstream player-friendly wallet is required to have a simple login process, leveraging social logins from popular services such as Google and Apple. This will allow game projects to easily accommodate new, larger audiences.
The immutable pass delivers enterprise-class security, ensuring that only the holder of the associated private key can gain access – so players can remain protected and in control of their assets.
Passport provides a non-custodial wallet solution and never stores private keys. It also offers seamless signing to enable a better player experience while ensuring that transaction signing can only be initiated by the end user via their device. Additionally, the registration process is passwordless, reducing the risk of hacked accounts and forgotten passwords – players simply enter a one-time password sent to their email.
Immutable Passport will also allow game studios and developers to tap into critical information, including insights into customer behavior and player needs and wants. Also, any studio that integrates with Passport will gain access to a large group of active players in the ImmutableX ecosystem. In addition, partners will gain immediate access to a robust web3 ecosystem of tools, APIs and infrastructure solutions that enable global scalability.
“For web3 games to reach a billion players, onboarding must be invisible, secure and work across any game – mobile, console or desktop. Until now, security and friction have been trade-offs. Passport is a self-service wallet, where users can sign in with just an email and one-time password – it will be a game changer for players and radically reduce the cost of user acquisition, said Immutable President and Co-founder Robbie Ferguson. “More than that, just like a Gamertag or a Steam account, Immutable Passport offers unified identity, transaction and authentication capabilities that simply haven’t existed in the web3 gaming space until now. We look forward to introducing our partners to the power to immutable passport.”
Immutable exclusives Guild of Guardians and Gods Unchained will be among the first games to integrate Immutable Passport at launch, and they have already started implementing Passport as their wallet and authentication solution.
While web3 games continue to gain traction worldwide, many mainstream players, especially those unfamiliar with decentralized technology, face a number of roadblocks to adoption. Having to store multiple seed sets while interacting with various centralized platforms – all of which can also impose their own high fees – makes jumping into a web3 game more difficult than it should be for most players.
As a result, it can be difficult for users to be transaction-ready when they need it. To have funds loaded onto a wallet ready for use, they must go through centralized exchanges or use on-ramps, requiring players to leave the gaming experience. These processes lack adequate status messages, confusing users and making them worry about where their money is.
In addition, most of them crypto wallets are designed for use in decentralized finance (DeFi) and do not take into account web3 game-specific needs – making them difficult for players to use. But if designed with gamers in mind, wallet usage can enhance gameplay rather than interrupt it.
To alleviate these issues, Immutable Passport was designed from the ground up to accommodate both gamers and developers – offering an all-in-one game-centric wallet that avoids the problem of fragmentation and requires no web3 expertise to use.
In addition to enabling easy migration of ImmutableX-compatible in-game assets, Immutable Passport also offers a number of player-friendly features to make web3 onboarding as easy and seamless as possible, such as player profiles, early access to game features, user-defined limits, and more. Thanks to a built-in security framework that Immutable plans to roll out post-launch, called “Guardian,” users will be able to access all the necessary tools to ensure their profile and digital assets are safe, with features including 2FA authentications, a child lock system, and even private key recovery, should a user lose their keys.
Furthermore, Immutable Passport will also give players and developers unified access to the entire Immutable ecosystem, including all marketplaces, tools and more.
Immutable Passport is scheduled to be launched April 2023, but game studios and developers can begin the integration process now. Find out more here: https://www.immutable.com/products/passport
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