KRAFTON joins forces with Solana Labs to launch blockchain-based games and services

KRAFTONcreators of the popular Battle Royal game PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS or MMORPG Elyon, has announced the signing of a commercial agreement with Solana Labs to support the design and marketing of blockchain-based games and services. Solana is a decentralized blockchain built to allow scalable and user-friendly applications to the world.

Solana is the most efficient blockchain in the world. It gives developers the confidence they need to build a long space, providing a predictable scale without compromising on security or affordability. Solana’s performance is driven by a unique global state, capable of processing tens of thousands of intelligent contracts at a time, and by Proof of History, a distributed clock that unlocks low latency and sub-seconds through global state.

Through this agreement, KRAFTON and Solana Labs are set to build a long-term working relationship for the development and utilization of blockchain and NFT-based games and services. The two companies will collaborate on the marketing and design of blockchain games and various blockchain technologies, as well as collaboration on investment opportunities.


Statements from Hyungchul Park, Head of Web 3.0 Desktop at KRAFTON;

KRAFTON will continue to look for ways to work closely with blockchain companies like Solana Labs as we work to establish our Web 3.0 ecosystem. As one of the best high-performance, high-speed, low-rate global blockchains, Solana represents the best of the Web 3.0 ecosystem and its technologies. Through this collaboration, KRAFTON will acquire the necessary knowledge to accelerate its investment and production of blockchain-based experiences.

Statements by Johnny Lee, Head of Game Development at Solana Labs

We are excited about KRAFTON’s commitment to building the future of the game in Solana. KRAFTON is an established innovator in the gaming industry and we are excited to be a part of its next level. We see players looking for more games in the chain each time, and the gaming companies that respond quickly to this demand will be well established for continued success.

The association violated KRAFTON’s commitment to accelerate new business opportunities in 2022. Last month, the company announced that it would enter into Web 3.0 and NFT companies based on its game development capabilities and acquired operating experience. thanks to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, which is liked by gamers all over the world. Since then, the company has announced investments and collaborates with partners in other areas related to NFT, metaverso and blockchain, such as Seoul Auction Blue, XX Blue and NAVER Z (Zepeto).

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