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PUBG maker Krafton announces plans to build an NFT metaverse platform

IbizaPocholo

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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.
 

kingfey

Banned
nft must be burned to death. That is the new loot boxes.
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“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.”
Technobabble straight out of Star Trek :pie_roffles:
 

Ozzie666

Member
Sick of this metaverse crap, just called it the Matrix and move on. Sick of the NFT crap already. Just fail already.
 
Sick of this metaverse crap, just called it the Matrix and move on. Sick of the NFT crap already. Just fail already.
You should get used to it, it's one future of gaming. You won't be forced to participate in it, and there are gonna still be tons of classic games, but it's gonna be a big part of the industry either way. Somewhat comparable to mobile gaming.
 
Exclusive first seconds of the Aliens movie where the xenomorphs invade the US.

Need more for that juicy new VC valuation.

You'll never know how close we actually got to that. Would have sucked almost as much as NFTs.


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VN1X

Gold Member
All these companies jumping on board the NFT bandwagon (have you noticed how it's always the same type of companies as well?) however I have yet to figure out how this is in any way meaningful or pushing the industry forward for either the developers or consumers?

Like, honestly... what is there to gain from this other than another way of parting you with your hard earned money?
 

Cyberpunkd

Gold Member
Like, honestly... what is there to gain from this other than another way of parting you with your hard earned money?
The people on the other side of this would like to thank you for sponsoring their jets, super cars, yachts, and coke-snorting hooker gangbangs in Vegas.

Also, make sure to bootstrap harder!
 
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chixdiggit

Gold Member
Has it not been clear that nobody wants this? I don't understand all these companies pushing for something nobody wants.
 

chixdiggit

Gold Member
it's free money, and they manage to let gamers accept all those other things that are free money thus far
Yeah I get that but every game developer/publisher that has announced something like this has only been met with backlash until they change stances or completely piss everyone off. (Team 17 and Ubi for instance).
 

Majukun

Member
Yeah I get that but every game developer/publisher that has announced something like this has only been met with backlash until they change stances or completely piss everyone off. (Team 17 and Ubi for instance).
same happened with dlc...people already forgot the ridicule at bethesda's horse armor?
 
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Dr.Morris79

Member
Remember when gaming was about having fun?

Now it's a cesspit. Full of folks who want your kids on financial life support and snake oil salesmen

I hope it takes off, honestly. Take all these fools money, couldnt give a shit. It's too late.
 
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