– the cloud business of global technology company Tencent , today announced its collaboration with Nexon , a global video game publisher, in powering up the launch of its mobile app Nexon Town . The metaverse platform, now available in South Korea, is a metaverse platform that currently houses opened halls, camping sites, classrooms and conference halls, where users interact with each other using items and characters from Nexon's online games in the virtual world.Currently, Nexon Town 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. In line with this, we are pleased to be providing a one-stop metaverse solution including real-time audio and video services for Nexon Town, a mobile app that houses virtual venues, pushing forward digitalisation and opening more doors for various metaverse events and functions. Relying on Tencent Cloud's years of experience in gaming and audio/video fields, Tencent Cloud provides comprehensive support for enterprises to develop their metaverse business and thrive in the hyper-realistic digital world. The metaverse solution leverages state-of-the-art computing, storage, network, and audio/video technologies such as smart codec and AI to provide one-stop technical services for various metaverse projects.
The growth trajectory of digital wallets however differs between countries, with China and South Korea already moving towards a cashless society and embracing mobile wallets rapidly.On the other hand, Japan still remains a cash dependent economy, according to a source cited in the report. Additionally, among the other commonly used B2C E-Commerce payment methods in the region such as cards, bank transfers, and so on, E-wallets accounted for more than half of total payments. In Asia-Pacific, the number and value of mobile wallet users is projected to increase from 2020 to 2025, with mobile wallet user penetration increasing in multiple countries of the region, as stated in this publication. China happens to be the leading country when it comes to the use of digital payment methods in the region.For instance, a majority of internet users in China preferred mobile payments in February 2022, over other methods such as cash payment, bankcard payment, smartwatch payment, and computer payment. The share of internet users using QR code mobile payment and contactless mobile payment also remained quite low as of the start of 2022 in Japan.Furthermore, only one in three smartphone users in the country were willing to use mobile payments in the future as of February 2022, as mentioned in the new report.3 months ago ETCIO SEA
Quantic Dream is hard at work on Star Wars Eclipse, a new adventure game set in the High Republic era of Star Wars – a golden age of Jedi hundreds of years before the birth of Anakin Skywalker. But that doesn't mean that Quantic Dream will run it all back for Star Wars Eclipse. First announced back in 2021, Star Wars: Eclipse has remained largely a mystery since its striking first reveal. Star Wars: Eclipse has not revealed a release date or platforms and is not expected to release until 2024 at the earliest. While you wait, check out every other upcoming Star Wars game currently in development.2 months ago IGN SEA