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Axie Infinity Delays Launch of Origin Online Game After Hack

March 31, 2022, 4:12 AM

Axie Infinity postponed the launch of its Origin play-to-earn game by a week after hackers stole roughly $600 million of cryptocurrencies from a software system underpinning the popular online gaming world.

Axie Infinity: Origin will now be available on April 7 on the Mavis Hub, according to a post on Substack on Thursday. Origin was built to be approachable for a mainstream, worldwide audience, Axie had said in a post in February.

“While the game is ready for soft launch, we’ve decided to give the engineering and security team an additional window of time to deeply investigate all implications of ...