Blockchain game Axie Infinity is now available on the App Store for iOS devices.
According to the report, it is still a limited access for users in several Latin American and Asian countries to the version of Axie Infinity: Origins, launched in December. The game is available in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
Developer Sky Mavis said that the gradual expansion of access allowed for better testing of the latest iteration of the app. The firm decided to take a similar approach with the App Store.
According to Sky Mavis, 70 percent of new entrants to the game learn about it from friends and family members. Therefore, the ability to easily share is crucial to Axie Infinity’s distribution, the developers stressed.
“It’s important that iOS players will be able to use their NFTs in this release. We think this is the first time Apple has made externally acquired similar assets available on the App Store,” they noted.
In October 2022, the tech giant eliminated the use of NFT in apps that do not allow transaction fees (up to 30%). In a commentary for The Block, Sky Mavis co-founder Jeffrey Zirlin said about Apple’s policy that the company “expects progress in the future.”
The developers added that the iOS release of Axie Infinity: Origins has certain exceptions compared to the desktop and Android versions.