Today, Krafton Inc., the makers of the popular Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) battle royale game, announced the signing of a commercial deal with Solana Labs to support the design and promotion of blockchain-based games and services. Solana is a decentralised blockchain designed to provide the globe with scalable, user-friendly apps.
According to a survey by the Solana Foundation, one transaction on the Solana blockchain network uses less energy than two Google searches and 24 times less energy than charging your phone. Solana is a decentralised computer network that uses a blockchain ledger to operate. It was created by Anatoly Yakovenko. The startup promises to be the world’s fastest blockchain, claiming to be able to validate 65,000 transactions per second for less than a penny each.
PUBG is one of the most popular Steam games of all time, with tens of millions of active users; in early 2022, it was claimed that there were as many as 696,000 active people playing at the same time. The game is only second to Epic Games’ Fortnite in terms of popularity in the battle-royale genre.
“Krafton will continuously see ways to work closely with blockchain companies like Solana Labs as we work toward establishing our Web 3 ecosystem,” HyungChul Park, lead of Krafton’s Web 3 division, said in the press release. “Solana represents the best of the Web 3.0 ecosystem and its technologies. Through this cooperation, Krafton will acquire the insight needed to accelerate its investment in and output of blockchain-based experiences.”
Krafton and Solana Labs are preparing to form a long-term partnership to create and operate blockchain and NFT-based games and services. The two companies will work together on marketing and design for blockchain games and other blockchain technologies, as well as collaborative investment potential.