Earlier today, blockchain platform BORA held a Partners Day media event to announce its “BORA 2.0” revamp and also reveal new partners coming on board its blockchain ecosystem. Amongst them is Kakao Games, the majority owner of developer XLGAMES. Better known for ArcheAge, XLGAMES made a surprise announcement for ArcheWorld (아키월드), which is scheduled to launch this coming July. This is different from ArcheAge 2, which is still in development.
According to XLGAMES CEO (seen above), which is not founder Jake Song, players in ArcheWorld “will be able to own everything they create. It is blockchain technology that makes this possible, and it can be said that the goal of XLGames is to make NFT items so that they can be owned, stored, and traded. It means a complete “creator economy” in which users go beyond simply owning the right to an item, make quests for the game, make maps, create dungeons, and revise and propose plans.”
It is possible that ArcheWorld is a remake of ArcheAge with blockchain technology, but we aren’t currently sure right now. Also, XLGAMES is aiming to create a metaverse with the in-development ArcheAge 2, with XLGAMES CEO admitting that “the metaverse has no meaning unless users are interested and understand it.” It is unknown if ArcheWorld will see a global launch or just a local Korean opening, so stay tuned for updates!