Sky Mavis, the creator of the category-defining NFT title Axie Infinity, announced the global Early Access release of Axie Infinity: Origin (Battles v3) via Mavis Hub, Sky Mavis’ distribution platform.
With over 1.5 million daily active users, Axie Infinity is an NFT game where players battle, collect, and trade digital pets called Axies. Through the early access release of Origin, Sky Mavis’ goal is to create a battle system that is more fun, beautiful, and engaging and open the Axie ecosystem up to a broader audience. Axie Infinity: Origin players will be able to enjoy new game mechanics, interfaces, art, special effects, and storylines.
Additionally, by providing three free non-NFT starter Axies and extensive gameplay tutorials Axie Infinity: Origin will be more accessible than ever.
“We are constantly looking for ways to bring the fun of Axie Infinity to even more people. Through Origin, we are not only making the game easier to play by offering three free non-NFT starter Axies, but we are polishing the design, making gameplay more efficient, and introducing new mechanics to drive sustainability,” said Sky Mavis CEO Trung Nguyen.
He adds that during the early access release, the focus is on collecting player feedback and real gameplay data to be able to create the best experience possible before a full launch.
“We look forward to hearing players’ input and can’t wait to see our community grow while building a better, decentralized world together,” Nguyen added.
There will be no SLP or AXS rewards available in Origin during Early Access. All progress made and resources collected in Early Access will be reset after the Early Access period ends. Axie Classic (Battles v2) will continue to run in parallel, with SLP and AXS rewards, until further notice.
After an initial early access period, Sky Mavis plans to launch Origin on Android and iOS apps stores and will work towards a full launch that incorporates SLP rewards, NFT Runes / Charms, and have official Seasons.