Konami games will incorporate Web3 and metaverse technologies. To develop its new initiative the corporation has offered 13 job positions in three departments.
One of the largest AAA game publishers and developers in Japan, Konami, has expressed interest in joining the metaverse and Web3 entertainment movement. A number of job postings have lately been posted by the corporation for the creation of experiences using this kind of technology in its upcoming video games.
The organization is hiring for 13 various positions in the production and operations, support, and infrastructure development fields. According to a press release from Konami, these additional openings will aid in “providing new experiences such as Web3 and Metaverse.”
Although announcements regarding the intellectual properties (IPs) that will make use of these new technologies have not been made, the business did clarify its broad goals for the future, which also include non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Konami said:
We have been conducting research and development to incorporate the latest technology into games and contents, and plan to launch a service where players can trade their in-game NFTs (digital items) through a unique distribution platform using blockchain.
NFT collection by Konami
Konami has previously incorporated blockchain-based components into its business. In fact, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Castlevania, one of its most cherished properties, the studio has already created an NFT collection.
The NFT collection, which includes films and pictures from some of the franchise’s original titles, was a success and raised more than $160,000 in January. As a result, the corporation indicated that it would be using the technique going forward for “content preservation” purposes.
When it comes to Web3 and metaverse advancements, other Japanese players are ahead. Bandai Namco announced in February that it would be devoting $130 million to the creation of its own multi-IP metaverse, which it is already trying to develop. In addition to blockchain and play-to-earn, Square Enix has announced the introduction of an NFT collection with a Final Fantasy theme for the coming year.
Recently, Sega also revealed plans to create its own blockchain-based IP-licensed game, utilizing the decentralized elements of Japanese blockchain service provider Oasys.