South Korean game publisher Com2uS has entered into a partnership with the Oasys blockchain project to power its Web3 gaming infrastructure.
The latest partnership aims to expand Com2uS’ presence in the Japanese market, recognized as the third largest gaming market in the world.
Oasys Network is known for its partnerships with major gaming companies such as SoftBank, Sega, and Ubisoft, and will provide technical support to Com2uS and its blockchain subsidiary XPLA. The goal is to establish a new layer 2 network that aligns with local regulations in Japan.
Com2uS plans to launch two Web3 games in Japan within the first half of 2024. These games are based on “globally recognized” intellectual property (IP) and represent an important step into the Japanese gaming scene. XPLA team leader Paul Kim emphasized the importance of this move to access the vast Japanese gaming community, which he estimates at 55 million players.
In addition, Com2uS plans to integrate flagship game franchises such as “Summoners War: Chronicle” and “The Walking Dead: All Stars” into the Oasys network. This transition is expected to not only increase the visibility of these games, but also leverage the technological advantages of the Oasys blockchain to improve the gaming experience.
Oasys blockchain is differentiated by the combination of a layer 1 blockchain and an Ethereum-compatible optimistic rollup-based layer 2 scaling solution. This architecture enables the creation of separate game versions, or “Verses”, tailored to the needs of different game developers. Korean mobile game development pioneer and Oasys validator Com2uS introduces its own XPLA Verse.
News of this partnership spurred a significant increase in the value of Oasis Token (OAS), which soared 22% to $0.1421. This reflects the market’s optimistic outlook on the potential for collaboration to drive innovation and growth in Web3 games.
The OAS token price has since adjusted to $0.1285, but the partnership continues to be seen as a pivotal development for both Com2uS and the Oasys blockchain.
Dominic Jang, who leads business development and Korea initiatives at Oasys, shared his vision for blockchain and highlighted its role in providing relevant solutions for gaming companies.
“We are also confident that our collaboration will lead to the innovative gaming experience that players deserve,” he added.