At press time AXS token was trading at $7.44, up 9.64% in 24 hours and had hit $8.06, the highest price level in May 2023. The price surge was due to Sky Mavis, the developer of the non-fungible token (NFT) project Axie Infinity, announcing that it is releasing its Axie Infinity: Origins card game via the Apple App Store in the game’s most popular regions.
The game was initially inaccessible on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store and players could only download it through Sky Mavis’ website. Now, Sky Mavis will launch the game on App Store in regions where the game is popular. These regions are mostly in Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Besides launching its Axie Infinity game on App Store, Sky Mavis is also introducing Mavis Market, a curated NFT marketplace powered by the company’s own Ronin blockchain. NFT treasures from dApp developers and third-party games that use the Ronin blockchain will be available on the Mavis Market marketplace starting from Wednesday. This marketplace is a huge milestone for Sky Mavis’ long-term ambition to capitalize on the success of Axie Infinity Classic by offering a better gaming experience that doesn’t require players to purchase NFTs.