A major addition to the Solana (SOL) ecosystem. The studio Krafton, behind the game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG), has announced that it will start publishing games based on non-fungible tokens (NFT) on this blockchain. Here is an update on what we know so far.
The creators of PUBG will offer NFT games on Solana
This is an announcement that should make some noise. Krafton, the studio behind the game PUBG, is entering the blockchain and non-fungible token (NFT) sector, and it is Solana (SOL) that it has chosen. The studio explains this choice by the performance of the network:
“Solana is the world’s highest performing blockchain. It gives developers the confidence to build for the long term, providing predictable scaling, without compromising security or composability.”
The partnership will be long-term, with the goal of managing the creation, management and marketing of these new blockchain games:
“Both companies will cooperate on the marketing and creation of blockchain games, various blockchain technologies, [as well as] investment opportunities.”
PUBG has enjoyed considerable success in recent years. On Steam, it still had an average of 240,000 concurrently logged-in players for the month of February 2022. At its peak, it had gathered 3.2 million players online.
A heavyweight in the video game industry launches into Web 3.0
Krafton is sending out a strong signal: the studio considers Web 3.0 to be a field of the future, and it intends not to be left behind. This is not its first initiative in this direction. The company had already announced partnerships with other projects related to the metaverse and blockchain, including Seoul Auction Blue, XX Blue and NAVER Z.
This is a juicy market for “classic” studios, which are slowly turning to the metaverse and blockchain games. According to a recent report shared by The Sandbox, the metaverse industry could be worth $1.5 trillion by 2030.