Renowned global video game giant, Nexon, has officially joined Oasys, a gaming-optimized blockchain, as the latest node validator in the network. Nexon, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, is best known for publishing the MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter franchises. With over 80 live games operated across both mobile and PCs in more than 190 countries, Nexon remains a gaming industry leader.
Nexon’s addition as a validator to the Oasys blockchain network follows Japanese telecommunications and technology conglomerates KDDI and SoftBank, making it the third of four new validators unveiled this year. By pledging its support to stabilize and grow the Oasys ecosystem, Nexon is set to enhance the appeal of the blockchain to mainstream businesses looking to adopt the technology. This move will also increase the credibility of blockchain technologies as gaming-oriented and safe for the mass adoption of Web3 games.
Sunyoung Hwang, Production Director of the MapleStory Universe, expressed that as an industry leader exploring new and sophisticated gaming mediums, partnering with the gaming-first Oasys blockchain was a logical choice. Hwang looks forward to more exciting developments from their partner and collaborating with like-minded partners that share their mission of providing fun and progressive gaming experiences to players.
Daiki Moriyama, Director of Oasys, welcomed Nexon to the Oasys ecosystem, noting their long track record in creating beloved games recognized by players globally. Moriyama believes that Nexon, along with other validators announced this year, will provide extensive institutional support that furthers their mission of bringing blockchain gaming to the masses.
Since its inception over a year ago, Oasys has made significant strides towards achieving full decentralization. Its native OAS token has been approved for listing in both South Korea and Japan. The blockchain platform continues to progress with further developments, soon enabling more entities to participate with minimal requirements and contribute to the diversification of nodes.
Oasys was established in February 2022 to increase mainstream play-and-earn adoption and committed to partnering with 21 gaming and Web3 tech companies to act as validators, including Bandai Namco Research, SEGA, Ubisoft, and Yield Guild Games. With a team of blockchain experts and the biggest gaming company names serving as initial validators, Oasys is revolutionizing the gaming industry with its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) based blockchain.
Focusing on creating an ecosystem for gamers and developers to distribute and develop blockchain-based games, Oasys addresses the challenges game developers face when building games on the blockchain. The platform’s trifecta approach includes the fastest network powered by the gaming community, a scalable network powered by AAA game developers, and a blockchain offering the best user experience with fast transactions and zero gas fees for users. This combination readies participants to enter the Oasys ecosystem and play.