HyperPlay, a new Web3-native game launcher with a built-in crypto wallet, has announced its early access launch. The online game launcher was built in collaboration with crypto wallet provider MetaMask and aims to integrate players’ crypto wallets with game libraries such as Epic Games Store, GOG, and its own HyperPlay Store.
Founded by former MetaMask operations lead JacobC.eth, HyperPlay does not charge developers any commissions and instead plans to rely on crypto services such as swaps and bridges to monetize the platform.
With the newly launched alpha version of the platform, users can create new MetaMask wallets within its interface and even import their existing wallets through an “import” button.
According to the March 1 announcement, HyperPlay has launched its platform with 21 Web3 titles, including The Sandbox, Another World, Bionic Owl, DeFi Kingdoms, and Moonblasters.
Additionally, it is connected to both the Epic Games and GOG stores, allowing players to launch the games they own from these other platforms using HyperPlay.
Speaking to Cointelegraph, JacobC.eth explained that Web3 game developers are being deplatformed by major stores like Apple, Steam, and Google, who are forcing them to accept high taxes on every in-game action.
This has led to the need for a new game aggregator, and HyperPlay is looking to create a more competitive market between game stores.
With HyperPlay, players can enjoy a universal wallet that doesn’t require them to alt-tab out of a game every time they do a transaction. The wallet can be overlaid on top of a game, allowing users to quickly confirm transactions while playing.
JacobC.eth emphasized that HyperPlay is currently in an alpha build and may not be stable. The team hopes to get feedback from playtesters and improve the product as it moves toward a full public launch in the future.