Tencent Cloud to Power NEXONTOWN Metaverse Mobile Gaming App

Global video game publisher Nexon has partnered with Tencent Cloud to launch its mobile app, NEXONTOWN.
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Quick take:

  • NEXONTOWN is a metaverse platform that houses open halls, camping sites, 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 houses virtual open halls, camping sites, 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 chatting, with game items trading feature coming up soon.

“We look forward to more possibilities that will be unlocked by virtual world platforms. In line with this, we are pleased to be providing a one-stop metaverse solution including real-time audio and video services for NEXONTOWN, a mobile app that houses virtual venues, pushing forward digitalization and opening 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 all over 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 range of metaverse-related services for businesses, including virtual simulation, virtual cities and campuses; real-time cloud rendering and digital twins; digital humans and avatars such as hosts, salespersons, and customer specialists; and avatars based on real-time capturing and face-swapping.

Sehyoung Oh, Department Manager, NPlatform Business Department of Nexon said, “NEXONTOWN welcomes everyone to a world of virtual gatherings and events, powered up 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 formation of an extended reality unit which will build the company’s extended reality business, including both hardware and sources, 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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