EA Co-Founder Jeff Burton Joins P2Earn Web3 Gaming Guild: A New Era for Gaming?
Imagine stepping into the world of blockchain gaming, guided by a veteran from gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA). That’s exactly what’s happening at Canadian blockchain gaming company P2Earn, as Jeff Burton, co-founder of EA, has joined their ranks as Chairman of the Board of Advisors.
P2Earn is a cutting-edge Web3 gaming guild that plans to revolutionize the gaming experience by offering an online platform, equipment, and access to video game NFTs in exchange for a percentage of players’ winnings. With a launch on Ethereum scaling network Polygon set for the end of Q2 2023, the future of gaming is about to level up.
“I am delighted to join the advisory board of P2Earn, as play-to-earn gaming prepares to go mainstream,” Burton said enthusiastically. “I have long believed that the concept of players earning a share of the profits through gameplay was the future of all gaming.”
Not only does Burton see the potential in Web3 gaming, but he also believes in the power of “guild” models, akin to traditional gaming and esports organizations. He envisions a world where play-to-earn gaming enables “social mobility” and creates a new economy within the gaming industry.
As a crypto enthusiast since 2017, Burton’s passion for the industry is evident through his previous advisory role at BitDegree, a platform offering crypto courses. He is also currently the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Lithuania-based crypto game Engines of Fury, a unique blend of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) and role-playing games (RPGs) where players can raid dungeons and fight monsters.
P2Earn CEO Alex Lineton shares Burton’s excitement, stating, “Jeff’s experience and network are not only legendary in the industry, but also proving invaluable to us as we begin to enter the next phase of growth.” He also revealed plans to add more game industry veterans to the board.
The play-to-earn gaming model, which rewards players with crypto tokens for playing games with purchased or borrowed NFTs, experienced a surge in popularity in 2021 with the success of monster-battling game Axie Infinity. However, as the game’s economy collapsed in early 2022 and the broader crypto market declined, the model faced criticism for its simplistic gameplay and emphasis on financial rewards over engaging gameplay. Despite this, P2Earn remains optimistic about the future of play-to-earn gaming.
As the gaming world awaits P2Earn’s launch, it’s hard not to feel a sense of anticipation for what the future holds. With Burton’s expertise and the promise of a more engaging, rewarding gaming experience, it seems the world of Web3 gaming is set for an exciting new chapter.