Nexon, a gaming industry leader, has unveiled a $100 million Web3 fund to accelerate the integration of Polygon Supernets into MapleStory Universe, creating a blockchain-infused MMORPG with NFTs, shaping a dynamic Web3 gaming ecosystem through MapleStory N, MapleStory N Mobile, MapleStory N Worlds, and the MapleStory N SDK.
With its robust $27 billion valuation, Nexon is injecting the fund into MapleStory Universe, emphasizing the intent to secure operational funds for its Web3 gaming ecosystem. This announcement comes amidst a decline in Web3 funding, showcasing Nexon’s commitment to revolutionizing the gaming industry.
In March 2024, Nexon will integrate Polygon Supernets, a dedicated blockchain catering to the intricate demands of massive online gaming. This transformative decision signals a shift in the gaming experience, allowing players to earn and trade NFT items seamlessly during gameplay.
Components of MapleStory Universe
The MapleStory Universe comprises MapleStory N, a blockchain-infused MMORPG redefining the beloved game’s experience. MapleStory N Mobile extends the blockchain experience to mobile devices, creating a seamless gaming transition.
MapleStory N Worlds empowers players and creators to craft their blockchain games in a sandbox platform. The MapleStory N SDK, a toolkit for developers, facilitates crafting decentralized applications.
With 180 million registered users, Nexon envisions games as lifelong journeys fostering self-sustaining communities. Beyond leveraging blockchain and NFTs as tools, the massive funding injection aims to elevate the in-game economy and user experience, positioning MapleStory as a frontrunner in the blockchain gaming domain.
Despite undisclosed specifics about token issuance and Nexon Universe’s services, a forthcoming roadmap in the first half of 2024 promises comprehensive insights, instilling confidence in the project’s direction.
The news resonates positively within the crypto community, attracting interest from influential figures. The need for external investments in blockchain initiatives may diminish with Nexon’s $27 billion valuation and internal capital generation.
However, a Nexon spokesperson clarified the strategic purpose behind the massive investment and disclosed in a post, “MapleStory aims to set a benchmark in the burgeoning GameFi industry. This massive funding injection aims to elevate the in-game economy and user experience, positioning MapleStory as a frontrunner in the blockchain gaming domain.”
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