As the video game industry continues to adopt crypto and blockchain technologies, developers and players require innovative and intuitive ways to navigate the ever-changing gaming landscape.
In October 2018, Xsolla announced a strategic partnership with the made-for-gaming token, MobileGo (MGO). By working together, the two will provide PC and mobile developers — as well as gamers — with more options to earn, pay, and play.
For the first time ever, PC and mobile game creators can receive royalty payouts on a sliding-scale percentage of their choice. They can get payments three times a week — a rate far more frequent than the usual fiat approach — allowing them to get their royalty in a fraction of the time.
Since payouts in MGO are performed upon request, all developers need to do is specify the amount of MGO they want to get. When paired with Xsolla’s industry expertise, the procedure to get the smart token takes at most two days — with the withdrawal taking only 15 to 20 minutes — giving developers more flexibility and control over their payouts. Plus, there is no commission on any withdrawal in MGO. As a result, developers have more freedom to do what they want with their earnings, whether that means:
These advantages make the developer payout process more convenient, especially for those game creators who are crypto enthusiasts.
Much in the same way, players from around the world stand to gain from this strategic partnership. Gamers can buy over 500 games and in-game content with MGO, giving more than 500 million players a new trusted payment method. Any developer with an Xsolla Publisher Account can enable MGO as a payment method for their gamers.
In addition, gamers can use MGO as a tool to organize and gamify tournaments. Players can join tournaments on the Competitive Platform, where they compete in HTML5 games to win and earn MGO. Soon, the team behind the Competitive Platform will add a 1-v-1 mode to facilitate peer-to-peer matches and further drive competition. Better yet, gamers who win MGO on this esports platform can spend their earnings on or in those previously mentioned 500+ games.
To make it more accessible among players, the team behind MGO has recently provided gamers with a tool that simplifies user interaction with the token via MetaMask. Another convenience of MGO is the ability for gamers to cash out the token’s value on exchanges like Bitfinex, Bitforex, DigiFinex, Idax, and BCEX.
MGO adds value to an industry that’s always eager to adopt forward-looking technologies.
As Xsolla Founder and CEO Aleksandr Agapitov stated, “Xsolla’s mission is to always be at the forefront of innovative technology, continuously adding tools and services that enable developers to grow and monetize their games globally. MGO will accelerate transformative opportunities for our community, and with MGO, owners will now be able to engage in peer-to-peer match play and organize decentralized gaming tournaments in a way never before possible. MGO is essentially the Bitcoin of the gaming industry, the most trusted cryptocurrency that Xsolla is making available to more than half a billion gamers.”