KEY POINTS

  • "The Last Expedition" is an upcoming play-to-earn game 
  • The game is being developed by Certain Affinity and will be published by Gala Games
  • Gala Games is an NFT-centered, blockchain games startup

"Halo" co-developer Certain Affinity is set to launch its first-ever AAA play-to-earn first-person shooter game, powered by blockchain technology, called "Last Expedition" following its successful collaboration with popular game publisher, Gala Games.

Dubbed "Last Expedition," the blockchain-based game is an original IP with play-to-earn mechanics centered on survival co-op FPS action. The game is set in a "hostile alien world" and players' "skills, focus and resourcefulness" will be tested "like never before."

While enjoying the game, players will be empowered "through the true asset ownership that only blockchain can provide." The game's official website features work-in-progress footage that runs for over three minutes but unfortunately, it is not yet available on YouTube.

Last Expedition The world’s first play-to-earn FPS will pit players against a hostile alien world, challenging their skill, focus and resourcefulness like never before while empowering them through the true asset ownership that only blockchain can provide. Photo: Screenshot/Official Last Expedition Website

"Last Expedition" is being developed by Certain Affinity, which is founded by Max Hoberman. Also known as Yeroen, Hoberman was a senior employee at Bungie and is the designer of the multiplayer feature of the "Halo" games.

He also developed the multiplayer of "Left 4 Dead" as well as stellar multiplayer gameplay of "Halo Infinite." Gala Games, meanwhile, is an NFT-centered and blockchain games startup that Zynga cofounder Eric Schiermeyer helped create.

At the Galaverse event over the weekend, the company announced a $100 million blockchain gaming fund with crypto investment firm C2 Ventures. This will allow the company to invest in game developers who are into creating new titles and expansions based on blockchain technology. This includes play-to-earn, NFTs and a lot more.

"The joint fund will invest in game developers and emerging projects building with blockchain technology, including but not limited to play-to-earn, GameFi, metaverses, and other decentralized gaming solutions,” says Gala Games press release.

"As an industry, blockchain gaming needs a clear and concise way as a whole to be accessible to a massive audience. Through our new fund with C2 Ventures, we aim to support a new class of developers who can build genuinely entertaining games powered by blockchain technology to millions," noted Gala Games chief strategy officer James Olden.

Aside from the funding, projects will also receive NFT and pre-sale strategies, in-game economies, token design, community engagement, marketing, monetization, distribution support, as well as P2E economies from both Gala Games and C2 Ventures teams.

"With Gala Games by our side as a trusted collaborator, we look forward to finding and nurturing the next great blockchain gaming projects and helping them build worldwide communities," C2 Ventures head Ciara Sun said in the press release.