February 13, 2024 – Gaming-centric blockchain Oasys has confirmed a partnership with the leading Korean game developer Com2uS, the conglomerate behind video game titles such as ‘Summoners War: Chronicles’ and ‘The Walking Dead: All-Stars,’ and its Web3 business subsidiary XPLA. The alliance marks a significant step in the developer’s expansion into the Japanese market.
Com2uS, the first game studio and publishing company to develop a mobile game in South Korea, is already an established validator on the Oasys blockchain but will deepen its involvement by building its own ‘Verse.’ The Layer2, tentatively titled XPLA Verse, will harness Oasys’ state-of-the-art infrastructure to offer enhanced gaming experiences to Web3 players in the most compliant way.
As part of the partnership, Com2uS will also bring its premium IPs, including ‘Summoners War: Chronicle’ and ‘The Walking Dead: All Stars,’ onto the Oasys network. Summoners War: Chronicles is an epic action RPG, while The Walking Dead: All Stars is a strategy RPG based on the eponymous zombie TV series. These titles will also be playable on XPLA Verse on the Oasys blockchain, making them accessible to a wider audience.
“We are thrilled to welcome Com2uS and XPLA expanding into the Oasys ecosystem,” said Oasys’ Head of Business Development & Head of Korea, Dominic Jang. “The core value of Oasys comes from the vision that Oasys acts as a blockchain that offers the most relevant solutions for game companies as a game-focused blockchain and we are also confident our collaboration will lead to the kind of innovative gaming experiences that players deserve.”
Paul Kim, Team Lead of XPLA, stated, “By partnering with Oasys, XPLA will make a significant move into the world’s third largest gaming market, Japan. With plans to launch two major Web3 games based on globally recognised IPs within the first half of the year, we intend to capture the 55 million Japanese gamers community.”
Com2uS aims to leverage the unique double-layer architecture of the Oasys blockchain, which comprises multiple Verses (Layer2s) and its own Hub-Layer (Layer1). The architecture is particularly beneficial for the Seoul-based publisher as it seeks to navigate and comply with the local regulatory requirements in Japan.
The know-how and experience of the Oasys team in Japan will be instrumental in ensuring Com2uS achieves compliance and expands its footprint and user base in the country.
Oasys previously collaborated with XPLA for the Beyond Boundaries hackathon in Seoul in 2023 to tackle complex challenges in Web3 and elevate the overall gaming experience.
Oasys is a game-optimized blockchain that offers a highly scalable Layer 1 hub and specialized Layer 2 using Ethereum’s Layer 2 scaling solution. The ecosystem provides game developers with a secure and scalable blockchain infrastructure for creating more efficient, secure, and interoperable games. Among Oasys’ validators are leaders in gaming and Web3, such as SEGA, Ubisoft, and Yield Guild Games, who act as initial validators in our Proof-of-Stake (PoS) based blockchain. Oasys’ expert blockchain team, combined with the biggest names in gaming, is revolutionizing the gaming industry. Oasys solves the challenges that game developers face when building blockchain-based games by focusing on creating an ecosystem for gamers and developers to distribute and develop games. The company’s trifecta approach includes a fast network powered by the gaming community, a scalable network powered by AAA game developers, and a blockchain that provides the best user experience with fast transactions and zero gas fees. This approach prepares participants to enter the Oasys and play.
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Established in 1998, Com2uS is an award-winning South Korean mobile and online game developer and publishing company. It developed the world’s first Java-based mobile game in the year 2000 and was the first South Korean mobile game company listed on the KOSDAQ trading board.
XPLA is a Tendermint-based Layer 1 blockchain that serves as a hub for digital media content. Based on the idea of ‘Explore and Play’, XPLA encompasses a wide range of digital content with a leading blockchain gaming infrastructure empowered by a sustainable ecosystem. As a universal content powerhouse, XPLA provides a sublime creative experience for all with its significant size game infrastructure.
With ‘Play to Own’ values at its core, XPLA fosters an environment where gamers’ ownership and efforts are respected for a sustainable blockchain gaming ecosystem. Having recently onboarded top-notch IPs such as The Walking Dead: All-Stars, Summoners War: Chronicles, MiniGame Party, and Ace Fishing: Crew, including the first cross-chain game, Idle Ninja Online, XPLA is not merely progressing, but propelling ahead as a pivotal, content-driven blockchain, exhibiting an impressive spectrum of services.