Current game companies are clearly more invested in metaverse games. Not only NetEase, Tencent… many Korean game companies like Nexon have pioneered.
Not long ago, Nexon just launched a beta service of the Maple Story Worlds metaverse platform. Combined with Nexon’s official statement, Maple Story Worlds is a platform similar to Roblox, which is a notable metaverse game product. The product encourages users to create and share content on the platform, while also partnering with the coding education platform and investing in talent incubation.
Just half a month later, on September 15, Nexon released its brand new virtual world community platform Nexon Town via YouTube, using Nexon’s Adventure Island and Rocky (Mabinogi) and classic game IPs like Bubble Warrior and Bubble Hall create a space for people to play different games.
Compared to UGC platforms like Roblox, Nexon Town is like a hub, “a community platform”. Nexon Town’s development director describes the product as follows: “This is a space for Nexon game characters to gather and communicate with each other, and it is also a comprehensive service platform to connect Our game functions differently”.
The company is trying to provide game and game connectivity functions, such as Nexon game item trading, asset management and other services.
Chinese companies like Tencent and NetEase are still in the steady planning stages of the metaverse game, but for Korean companies, it has become an arena where major manufacturers gather and release products. Products. Some Korean media even gave relatively complete assessments about the current situation of the metaverse in Korea.
“Last year, not only Internet companies were researching the metaverse, but even Korean schools, businesses and local governments announced that they would work on the metaverse, but it was very difficult to succeed. The metaverse travel content is released by a local government with only One Visitor, and the metaverse platform built by a large company has been underperforming for a year. The two metaverse products released by Nexon have differences in their own product layout but still inevitably compete with new and old products such as #Me, Com2Verse and ZEPETO “- a representative of Nexon said.
The process of making Korean metaverse game is still a long way, but there is no denying that they are moving faster.