The metaverse and crypto gaming in general have been a hot topic throughout the entirety of November. The sentiment about NFTs and crypto in games smoothly transitioned from Steam’s nonacceptance, to Mark Zuckerberg’s “Meta,” which provided a boost to the metaverse phenomenon, and therefore blockchain games as a whole.
One of the largest and most well-known Japanese gaming companies and publishers, Konami, has hinted at exploring the blockchain world, as noted in an official message from Representative Director and President of Konami Kimihiko Higashio, who stated:
“With the evolution of technologies such as AI, 5G and NFTs (non-fungible tokens), as well as the increasing recognition of esports as a sporting event, we expect the market to be revitalized by inventive new ways to enjoy games.”
The studio is famous for releasing such beloved, cult classic games as Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, Contra, Pro Evolution Soccer, and Bomberman, each of which could benefit from the implementation of blockchain if done correctly.
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The company expressed its appreciation for the technology, but has not explicitly promised any upcoming implementation. It may take years for them to start, as it’s an enormous company, and the decision-making will first have to pass several key stages of analysis and business development.
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