MapleStory Universe, a new non-fungible token (NFT) game, has been launched by Nexon in collaboration with Polygon. The game allows players and creators to develop and manage NFTs in a virtual world, giving them digital ownership of in-game items.
Nexon and Polygon
Nexon has teamed up with Polygon to launch MapleStory Universe, a new NFT game. This game allows creators and players to develop and manage NFTs in a virtual world, giving them digital ownership of in-game items.
MapleStory Universe is the newest addition to the franchise, which started with the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, MapleStory, which has more than 180 million registered players.
🌌Together, we reach the NEXT LEVEL!
We're thrilled to announce our partnership with @0xPolygon_Labs 🥳 Stay tuned for the MapleStory Universe ecosystem to expand even further through Polygon!
— MapleStory Universe (@MaplestoryU) March 22, 2023
Nexon and NFT Gaming
Nexon is a Korean video game publisher that has ventured into NFT gaming with the launch of MapleStory N and MapleStory Mobile N last year. These games allow creators to develop new content and characters based on MapleStory IP.
Nexon will introduce the use of dApps and NFTs to the rest of the MapleStory Universe after MapleStory N.
MapleStory Universe and NFTs
In MapleStory N, players will acquire in-game assets via gameplay by completing quests and defeating monsters, unlike regular video games where players can buy weapons and skins.
The NFTs in the game will have both tangible and intangible utility, and the company aims to demystify the myth that NFT games are not fun by building its new blockchain game on top of its already fun and successful franchise.
The Role of Polygon
Polygon’s Layer 2 blockchain protocol’s big network of crypto-native users will play a significant role in the success of MapleStory Universe. Polygon recently formed an alliance with fellow Ethereum scaler, Immutable, to create a new web3 gaming ecosystem called Immutable zkEVM.
The new gaming platform utilizes zero-knowledge rollups to provide infinite scalability while maintaining the security protocols provided by the Ethereum network.
Benefits and Limitations of NFT Gaming
NFTs have both benefits and limitations when it comes to gaming. NFTs create a valuation mechanism and fun for ownership, which can make the game more interesting.
On the other hand, NFTs can be expensive, which may limit access to certain players.
Additionally, the idea of digital ownership of in-game items is still new, and traditional gamers in the West may resist the concept.
MapleStory Universe is an exciting addition to the franchise, and the involvement of Nexon and Polygon ensures a high-quality gaming experience.
The game’s use of NFTs adds an element of fun and ownership, and the collaboration with Polygon will help ensure its success.
However, the limitations of NFT gaming, such as high costs and the concept of digital ownership, may affect its widespread adoption.
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