Konami Launches Metaverse Push With Web3-Focused Hiring Spree – Blockchain Bitcoin News

Konami, one of Japan’s most influential game development and publishing companies, has announced that it will introduce Web3 and metaverse technologies into its games. The company opened 13 different vacancies for three departments that will be responsible for developing the new projects to spearhead Konami’s latest business strategy.

Konami will enter the Metaverse and Web3 Arena

Konami, one of the biggest developers and publishers of AAA games in Japan, is showing interest in jumping on the bandwagon of the metaverse and Web3 entertainment. The company recently published a series of job offers for the production of experiences that include this type of technology in its next games.

The company is hiring through 13 different job openings in the areas of infrastructure development, production and operations, and support. These new openings will help “deliver new experiences like Web3 and Metaverse,” according to Konami’s press release.

While there have been no statements about the IPs (intellectual properties) that these new technologies will use, the company explained its general plans for the future, which also include non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Konami stated:

We have been conducting research and development to incorporate the latest technology in games and content, and plan to launch a service where players can exchange their NFTs (digital items) in-game through a unique distribution platform using blockchain.

Konami Background

This is not the first time that Konami has used blockchain-based elements as part of its operations. In fact, the company has already released an NFT collection to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Castlevania, one of its most beloved franchises.

The NFT Collection, which features videos and images from some of the franchise’s earliest games, was successful, raising more than $160,000 in January. As a result, the company was in favor of further adopting this technology, saying it would use it for “content preservation” purposes.

Other Japanese players have the upper hand when it comes to metaverse and Web3 developments. Bandai Namco is already working to establish its own multi-IP metaverse, and in February it stated that it would invest $130 million towards this goal. Square Enix has also included blockchain and play-to-earn as part of its business strategy, and even announced the launch of a Final Fantasy-themed NFT collection for next year.

Sega also recently announced that it will be producing its own blockchain-based IP-licensed game, using Japanese blockchain provider Oasys to support its decentralized components.

What do you think about the new metaverse and Konami’s Web3 strategy? Tell us in the comments section below.

Serge Goshchenko

Sergio is a cryptocurrency journalist based in Venezuela. He describes himself as someone who was late to the game, entering the cryptosphere when the price surge occurred in December 2017. With a background in computer engineering, living in Venezuela and being impacted by the rise of cryptocurrencies on a social level, offers a different point of view. about the success of cryptocurrencies and how he helps the unbanked and underserved.

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