Nexon launches Tencent Cloud-powered metaverse platform

Global video game publisher Nexon has launched in South Korea its mobile app Nexontown, a metaverse platform that currently houses opened halls, camping sites, classrooms and conference halls.

Through these virtual facilities, users interact with each other using items and characters from Nexon’s online games in the virtual world.

Currently, Nexontown allows users to communicate with fellow gamers powered by Tencent Real-Time Communications (TRTC), with real-time video chatting and game items trading feature coming up soon. 

With TRTC, Nexontown can access capabilities such as high resistance, with up to 80% audio packet loss rate and 50% video packet loss rate, on top of regular audio and video calls; as well as dedicated line-level ultra-low latency, featuring an end-to-end anchor’s latency within 300ms, meeting the requirements of real-time interaction.

Tencent Cloud provides Nexontown with audio and video features, such as advanced TRAE audio 3A engine, energy competition-based in-room audio mixing, special audio technology, code rate reduction of non-ROI area, time-domain SVC tech, as well as low threshold and fast access and high concurrency support.

“Nexontown welcomes everyone to a world of virtual gatherings and events, powered up by high-quality and high-performance services via Tencent Cloud,” said Sehyoung Oh, manager of Nexon’s NPlatform Business Department .

“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,” said Oh.

Tencent Cloud also gives game publishers all over the world the access to its interactive media and communication services in addition to TRTC, including Game Multimedia Engine (GME), Stream Services, Instant Messaging, and Media Processing Services.

These, and many other features, help game publishers establish a comprehensive service platform for cross-product communication, interaction and transactions for players of different games.

Also, Tencent Cloud’s offerings include a range of metaverse-related services that promise users full immersion and realism in the virtual world. 

These include 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.