Konami seeks team to establish itself in Metaverse and Web3

Billion dollar entertainment conglomerate Konami will jump into Web3 and Metaverse with its own products and services. The company made the announcement through its official website with the launch of new positions to create the team that will allow them to enter the nascent sector.

Famous as a video game, trading card, anime, developer, and publisher, the Japanese company has released such classic titles as Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, Contra, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dance Dance Revolution, and more. Konami has had an impact on popular and video game culture.

The company has more than 22 subsidiaries around the world with operations in the United States, Australia, Japan and others. Konami will bring its full power to the digital space “recruiting a wide range of talent,” according to the official statement.

The company’s team will be in charge of building systems and developing services to design and implement “new experiences” in the Web3 and Metaverse sectors. Popular since 2021, the Web3 craze began with the widespread adoption of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Different companies from multiple sectors have been taking advantage of these digital assets to provide their customers and audiences with innovative experiences, with new ways to approach their favorite products or creators. Konami and other major corporations have realized the potential of Web3 and digital assets to improve the entertainment industry. The company said:

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 creates a team to explore opportunities in the digital space

According to the announcement, the company is looking to hire a systems engineer, programmers, project managers, business development producers, designers, and other positions. These individuals will be charged with “strengthening” Konami’s business by helping them solidify their position in the future of digital entertainment.

In the announcement, the company already hints at the use of NFTs and digital assets to launch in-game items, for community events, and to expand the player experience. Konami clarified:

The system we are developing is a unique digital goods distribution platform that complies with the “Blockchain Gaming Guidelines” set by the Association of Computer Entertainment Providers, the Japan Online Gaming Association and the Content Forum mobile.

Web3, NFT and Metaverse have been adopted by Microsoft, Meta, Google and other big tech companies. They have recognized them as an important potential component of people’s future lives. However, users have had the opposite reaction.

Digital assets have been criticized by many for their alleged negative impact on the environment, high energy consumption and its ability to boost the microtransaction system heavily attacked by many players. Will Konami face the same rejection from its users?

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