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Krafton Partners with Solana Labs to Develop NFT Games 

South Korean game developer Krafton has signed a deal with Solana Labs to include NFTs in Krafton’s award winning battle royale ‘PUBG‘ (PlayerUnkown’s Battleground). 

The partnership with Solana was formed to support the development and operation of blockchain and NFT-based games and services, according to a press release

Hyung Chul Park, head of Krafton’s Web 3.0 division, said: 

“Krafton will continuously look for ways to work closely with blockchain companies like Solana Labs as we work toward establishing our Web 3.0 ecosystem. Solana represents the best of the Web 3.0 ecosystem and its technologies. Through this cooperation, Krafton will acquire the insight needed to accelerate its investment in and output of blockchain-based experiences.”

The announcement comes as a surprise with NFTs widely seeing non-acceptance in the traditional gaming industry.

On the Flipside

  • PUBG is ranked among the top downloaded games on  Steam, and routinely has close to 10 million active users. Currently, Epic Games’ ‘Fortnite’ is the only game more popular than PUBG in the battle-royal genre.

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