Mythical Acquires Metaverse Streaming Platform Polystream
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Today we announced our acquisition of Polystream, whose interactive streaming platform transforms how real-time 3D content is streamed at scale. Polystream’s breakthrough technology seamlessly delivers everything required for outstanding interactive 3D consumer entertainment, enabling gamers and non-gamers alike to instantly engage with the content they love, without the need for massive game client downloads.
Leveraging the Polystream technology, as well as our Mythical Platform, we're aiming to decentralize how game publishing works and more fully bridge the gap between blockchain and mainstream gaming. Through their "extended reality" we can make technology, games and content more accessible to all players across more devices and platforms. We tested this on our own Blankos Block Party, and a full 4GB game client was reduced to a 5MB PC client and downloaded in a matter of seconds!
Our CEO, John Linden, commented on the growth we've seen over the last few years, and the increasing interest from non-traditional gamers and consumers wanting to join immersive worlds with player-owned economies, saying "I believe the combination of the Mythical Platform and Polystream’s revolutionary approach to command streaming fulfills massive components of the web3 ideology referred to as the ‘Metaverse’. Mythical now has not only the economic engine but a proprietary, patented streaming tech stack to deliver these incredible 3D worlds in a matter of seconds across nearly any platform. In addition, Polystream’s technology delivers this experience on CPU cloud hardware, allowing us to scale faster, and at a fraction of the cost of cloud streaming platforms.”
Polystream's co-founder and CEO Bruce Grove, who along with fellow founder Adam Billyard will be joining Mythical's senior leadership team, added "Our mission, from day one, was to disrupt everything we know about cloud native gaming. I can’t express how excited I am today that now, as part of Mythical Games, our platform will bridge the gap between blockchain-based technology and millions of consumers, bringing the benefits of NFT gaming to an even larger stage via accessible mass-market games. We’ve been following Mythical for a long time, and they share our vision of a metaverse that not only hands ownership of IP back to the creators and the users, but importantly, makes it fun. I’m so proud of all my team for never giving up on building the impossible, and we can’t wait to start working with our new friends and colleagues at Mythical."
Polystream’s headquarters in Guildford UK will provide us with a European hub that will become the epicenter for cloud-native, blockchain-based technology and games. This acquisition brings the total number of Mythical employees to over 200, and we're still hiring! For a list of open positions, please visit: https://mythicalgames.com/careers.