Tencent Cloud to Power NEXONTOWN Metaverse Mobile Gaming App
- NEXONTOWN is a metaverse platform that hosts open halls, campsites, classrooms and conference halls.
- Users can interact with each other using items and characters from Nexon’s online games.
- NEXONTOWN allows users to communicate with each other powered by Tencent Real-Time Communications.
Tencent Cloud is partnering with global video game publisher, Nexon, to power the launch of the NEXONTOWN mobile app.
Now available in South Korea, NEXONTOWN is a metaverse platform that hosts virtual open halls, campsites, classrooms and conference halls, where users interact with each other using items and characters from Nexon’s online games.
Powered by Tencent Real-Time Communications (TRTC), NEXONTOWN allows users to communicate via real-time video chat, with game items trading soon.
“We look forward to more possibilities that will be unlocked by virtual world platforms. In line with this, we are pleased to offer a one-stop metaverse solution including real-time audio and video services for NExoNTOWN, a mobile application that hosts virtual venues, pushes digitalization forward and opens more doors for various metaverse events and functions , ”, said Poshu Yeung, Senior Vice President, Tencent Cloud International.
In addition to TRTC, Tencent Cloud also gives game publishers around the world access to its interactive media and communication services, including Game Multimedia Engine (GME), Stream Services, Instant Messaging, and Media Processing Services, among many other features. These services help game publishers establish a comprehensive service platform for cross-product communication, interaction and transactions for players of different games.
Tencent Cloud also provides a series of metaverse-related services for businesses, including virtual simulation, virtual cities and campuses; real-time cloud rendering and digital twin; digital people and avatars such as hosts, salespeople and customer specialists; and avatars based on real-time capture and face swapping.
Sehyoung Oh, Department Manager, NPlatform Business Department of Nexon said: “NEXONTOWN welcomes everyone to a world of virtual meetings and events, powered by high-quality and high-performance services via Tencent Cloud. We look forward to reaping more benefits from Tencent Cloud’s one-stop solution, which makes NExoNTOWN’s virtual halls, classrooms and conference sites more engaging, interactive and realistic.”
Tencent jumped into the metaverse in June with the establishment of an augmented reality unit that will build the company’s augmented reality business, including hardware and resources, led by Tencent Games Global Chief Technology Officer Li Shen.
In September, Tencent Cloud and Singapore-based Web3 company Strange Universe Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-create virtual world experiences for businesses.
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