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Axie Infinity developer delays major upgrade after crypto heist

Company tries to reassure users as bid to attract casual gamers stalls

Axie Infinity has over 2 million daily players, who can breed digital creatures as pets and battle them to earn cryptocurrency. (Screenshot from Axie Infinity website)

TOKYO -- Sky Mavis, the Vietnam-based developer of popular cryptocurrency game Axie Infinity, delayed the rollout of a long-anticipated upgrade on Thursday as it scrambled to recoup more than $600 million worth of cryptocurrency stolen from its network.

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