Mirror World Labs CEO Says Solana Lacks Necessary Infrastructure for Building Blockchain Games

In an exclusive interview with the Mirror World Labs chief executive Chris Zhu was pleased to state that blockchain use cases have been on a steady increase. The executive argued that despite the exciting adoption of blockchain the developers lack the necessary infrastructure for building games on the Solana network. 

The announcement came days after Mirror World generated $12 million in a Series A funding round led by Bitkraft. Other participants in the recent fundraising included Galaxy Interactive, and Big Brain among other companies.

Mirror World Labs Nets $12M in Series A Funding Round

The fresh investment will be utilized in developing Mirror’s Solana base game Sonic. The game was launched in late March aiming at enabling the developers to use their preferred game engine on Solana through the software development kit (SDK). 

Sonic offers the developers the necessary tools to build their projects on the Solana network. The primary objective of launching Sonic Games was to support the growth of the Solana game sector by enhancing the processing speed of the request. 

The Sonic was among the recent developments made by the Mirror World Labs. Speaking with the Cointelegraph team Mirror CEO reflected on the features of the decentralized finance (DeFi) such as cross-chain swaps, and on and off-ramping features which are critical for developing games.

Zhu stated that these features are not available on Solana games. He explained that the games find it difficult to compute the value of the shared Solana layer developed by multiple applications. 

Also, Zhu highlighted that some game applications require additional features such as privacy, asset transfer and instant settlement which are not supported by the Solana network. 

Objective of Sonic Games

Even though Sonic is exploring ways to integrate additional features on the Solana network for developers, Zhu calls for collaborative efforts to improve the Solana ecosystems. The CEO confessed that most of the Sonic users have provided positive feedback about the Solana game’s technical capability. 

Other game enthusiasts advised the Sonic team to integrate main token liquidity on the Solana mainnet. The executive confirmed that Sonic prioritizes their customers’ feedback and integrated the atomic interoperability features into the new game. 

The executive explained that to sustain the liquidity on the Solana mainnet the Sonic team will leverage the HyperGrid Framework (HGF) to enable atomic interoperability. 

The HGF consists of a rollup kit that enables the developers to introduce new game engines and virtual machines to the Solana network. According to the announcement the Sonic team plans to improve the controlled aggregated transaction settlement to reach 12,000,000 transactions per second (TPS). 

The game studio projects that improving transaction settlement speed will boost multiplayer real-time gaming transactions including quest drops, and inventory purchases among others. To attain the desired success Sonic will engage Galaxy Interactive to improve Sonic transactions. 

The CEO suggests that enhancing the collaboration between Solana validators and Sonic will play a critical role in improving transaction speed. Zhu stated that Sonic is the only software development kit (SDK) on the Solana network. 

Factors Limiting the Development of Blockchain Games

Sonic is expected to outpace other Solana games such as Eclipse and Ronin. A statement from the principal at Bitkraft Justin Swart demonstrated that with the ongoing development the Sonic Solana virtual machine (SVM) will become a go-to destination for developers seeking to develop Solana games. 

The Mirror team has been working with hundreds of Web3 games in integrating listing and monetization features. Led by Zhu, the Mirror team will focus on building its games and gaming features on the Solana network.

The company remains optimistic that the Sonic SVM will be the key driver of unlocking the Solana games to hundreds of thousands of games. Even though Solana has not attained the success of other blockchain-oriented games Sonic seeks to bring positive changes to this sector.

The Sonic profiled Solana network as the retail-friendly blockchain with the enormous capability of onboarding more users to the network. The gaming company anticipates that the Sonic protocol will support the developers in launching SVM chains necessary for improving the GameFi projects.

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