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The company plans to build the platform with NAVER Z, operator of leading Asian metaverse platform ZEPETO, which is said to have attracted over 290 million users worldwide.
ZEPTO is a virtual world which enables users to interact with each other via 3D avatars using AR technology.
Krafton intends to develop a user generated content creation tool and a high-quality virtual world using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, while NAVER Z will manage the metaverse service plus community and social services.
“This partnership between KRAFTON and NAVER Z is bolstered by each company’s unique expertise and shared global focused as they look toward a future driven by NFTs and metaverses,” said HyungChul Park, Krafton’s web 3.0 team lead.
“By combining KRAFTON’s existing technologies and research on how to build scalable Web 3.0 creator-driven ecosystems with NAVER Z and ZEPETO’s experience and capabilities, we’re confident we can build a high-quality UGC-driven open metaverse that stands apart from other services and vitalizes the global creator economy through NFT technologies.”
While there’s no universally accepted definition, the metaverse is a network of 3D virtual spaces where users can socialise, play, and work, and some envision it as a successor to the mobile internet.