Konami has announced they plan on launching a platform focusd on users trading in-game NFTs. This is not the first time the company has dabbled in the controversial subject of NFTs and blockchain technology.
At the start of this year, they celebrated the 35th year anniversary of Castlevania with a series of NFTs.
The company noted they are currently recruiting talent for “system construction” and “service development”, of what they say will provide new experiences with Web3 and Metaverse.
“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.” Konami said in their news release.
While the concept of NFTs and other aspects related to it have been a hot topic, Konami is far from alone in wanting to invest in the technology when it comes to gaming companies. Ubisoft has stated their plans on releasing NFT based games in the future. Square Enix also recently released Final Fantasy VII figurines that come with NFTs, which is in line with their goals of investing in the blockchain.
Not all have come on board the train like Konami has – Minecraft developers Mojang rejected the idea of NFTs for their game, and Valve has banned the digital goods from their popular Steam storefront.
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