Axie Infinity Postpones Origin Launch Following Security Breach

Axie Infinity: Origin. 
Source: a video screenshot, Official Gameplay Trailer, Axie Infinity / YouTube

Non-fungible token (NFT) and blockchain-based online video game Axie Infinity (AXS) has postponed a major update as the team seeks to fully investigate the implications of the recent security breach.

Axie Infinity: Origin, also known as Battles V3, is a new battle system that will feature fast-paced combat. The update was slated to go live today, but the team has postponed the launch date to April 7.

The team said in an announcement,

“While we had originally planned to launch Origin today, after yesterday’s security breach, we needed to reprioritize our efforts, and shift the launch date by one week.” 

They noted that the update is ready for launch, but they want to give the security and engineering team “an additional window of time to deeply investigate all implications of the breach.”