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Japanese gaming giant recruiting Web3 and Metaverse development personnel

Konami is looking to increase its crypto-versed talent pool as it plans to produce Web3 and metaverse “experiences” as well as a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace.

The gaming behemoth is the latest in a long line of large companies showing an interest in growing their Web3 products by seeking new talent.

On October 13, the firm announced that it was looking for “a wide variety of expertise” for “system construction and service development” for future metaverse and Web3 platforms.

Japanese gaming giant recruiting WEB3 and Metaverse development personnel
Japanese gaming giant recruiting WEB3 and Metaverse development personnel

Konami claimed that it has been conducting research and development to include the “latest technology” into its games and content. Additionally, it stated that it intended to launch an NFT trading platform where players could trade in-game virtual goods.

The company is well-known to traditional gaming groups as the creator of Frogger, Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, and the Metal Gear Solid series.

Konami is looking for a variety of professions, including system engineers, programmers, project managers, designers, and directors, in preparation for its debut into Web3.

The selected applicants will work on developing a “unique digital item distribution infrastructure” that adheres to Japanese blockchain gaming laws.

Non Fungibles have already been tested by Konami. To commemorate the anniversary of the Castlevania franchise, the business unveiled a line of NFTs in January.

The Quartz platform from Ubisoft, which received criticism earlier this year, is the most noteworthy example of a traditional gaming company’s major foray into NFTs that was met with resistance.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the firm had just been in “research mode” all along when he scaled back the company’s enthusiasm for NFTs last month.

The entry of gaming businesses into the NFT market was viewed as a money grab by some gamers. Additionally, the proof-of-work mining method used to create them raised environmental concerns, however many of these issues can be put to rest now that Ethereum, the industry-standard network for NFTs, has switched to proof-of-stake.

NFT sales have decreased in 2022 in line with the general bear market in cryptocurrencies. NFT sales on the biggest marketplace in the world, OpenSea, have fallen as much as 99% in recent months from their record highs of more than $400 million early this year.

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