📌If you have invested in video games or metaverse projects with blockchain and cryptocurrency integration, you will be interested.
📌 If your investment in the same aspect was based on digital art ( NFT ), you will also be interested.
📌 If you think you have a very long time margin for your cryptocurrency investments in these areas to reach a great price, let me give you my appreciation that maybe your perspective is not entirely realistic. The +AAA teams work quietly, they don’t sit and wait.
WHAT WORKS, HAS WORKED AND CAN WORK
The success of gamified content is well known around the world
Far from what it may seem, the truth is that beyond the accounts created, the most played game on a monthly basis with active players is Pubg by Krafton Inc. And it has not been others, but they themselves who have just realised how to evolve the game system to give a more immersive, attractive and integrated experience with a digital identity system.
THIS IS NOT OVERDARE, IT IS OVERDOPE
The studio behind the hit video game Pubg brings you Overdare.
Although its first name was Project Migaloo, Overdare takes from Roblox all that is attracting the public such as world creation, custom avatars, exclusive items and all embraced by the blockchain technology under Settlus.
With its official launch expected between January and July 2024, and an early version release in December, Overdare will be built on the Unreal Engine 5 graphics engine developed by Epic Games. This platform will provide users with generative artificial intelligence tools, allowing them to design shooters, role-playing games and other genres. Players will also be able to make custom avatars and have a social networking system.
A teaser through the game’s initial trailer hints at a vast universe where participants can create games and realms using artificial intelligence utilities, participate in a variety of user-generated games, attend virtual music performances, customise their avatars and more.
PARTNERSHIP WITH NAVER Z IS THE KEY
At first glance you may not be familiar with the company NAVER Z (ZEPETO) but yes, indeed, they are the developers of Zepeto.
They own 15% as opposed to Krafton’s dominant 85% of the company. And it is the participation of Naver Z that takes us to a video game of “create to earn / create to earn” where here, yes, there will be the NFT, providing transparency and security in each of the transactions.
The payments, generated from these creations, will be in USDC, the stablecoin backed by Coinbase and Circle.
In addition to video games, Krafton has its artificial intelligence department, which is totally obsessed with implementing artificial intelligence in gaming systems.
THE DANGER FOR INDIE STUDIOS, DESPITE THEIR EARLY INNOVATION IN BLOCKCHAIN, TOKENISATION OR A.I.
Although there are cases, it is very difficult for an Indie studio to compete with a +AAA studio. Until now, these powerful studios have stayed out of the technological innovation and left the innovation to smaller studios.
From my point of view, these indie studios have been the perfect testing ground to find out what the consumer wants in this evolution, and now they are getting down to work, with all their available weapons, much more than the smaller studios:
Triple AAA studios have much bigger budgets than indie studios. This allows them to create games with high quality graphics, sound and gameplay. Indie studios, on the other hand, tend to have more limited budgets, which forces them to be more creative and focus on innovation.
Triple AAA studios tend to have much larger development teams than indie studios. This allows them to divide the work into different tasks and speed up the development process. Indie studios, on the other hand, tend to have smaller teams, forcing their members to take on multiple responsibilities. What we realise from this is that despite the “time lost” by the big studios, for them it’s easily bearable and recoverable when the time comes, as they have hordes of employees working under time pressure.
Triple AAA studios tend to follow more structured and disciplined development processes. This allows them to meet deadlines and budgets. Indie studios, on the other hand, tend to be more flexible and adaptable, allowing them to pivot or change course as needed. This is also why, when investors or companies decide to put their trust and money in AAA studios, they prefer to do so simply because of their discipline, commitment and security.
Objectives of the game
Triple AAA studios often create games that aim to appeal to a wide audience. This leads them to focus on elements such as accessibility, gameplay and narrative. Indie studios, on the other hand, tend to create games that seek to express a personal vision or message. This leads them to focus on originality, creativity and innovation. But experience has told me that in the end where the people are, the money is, and unfortunately very few Indie niche games survive in such an ambitious market.
Some specific differences
In addition to the general differences mentioned above, there are some specific differences between the development of a triple AAA studio and an indie studio. For example, triple AAA studios typically use commercial game engines, while indie studios typically use open source or custom game engines. Triple AAA studios also tend to have access to more advanced development tools and resources than indie studios. And while the former (the engines) may not necessarily be the case, the truth is that in terms of tools and resources, there is no match for the AAA studios.
In conclusion, 2024 will undoubtedly mean a change in video game genres as we know them, adapting to new and growing demands as well as forms of monetisation through Web 3 or its component technologies.