Fenix Games raises $150M to fuel next-generation blockchain gaming
Web3 recreation writer Fenix Video games raised $150 million in funding to accumulate, make investments and distribute blockchain video games. The fund will likely be used to create a recreation publishing firm particularly for mainstreaming blockchain video games.
Fenix Video games’ newest funding spherical noticed participation from traders, together with Phoenix Group and Dubai-based enterprise capital agency Cypher Capital, reported native information media Jinse. Chris Ko, CEO and co-founder of Fenix Video games, who beforehand led Legendary Video games, considers Fenix Video games “like a VC fund” for fueling the following technology of blockchain video games.
Sharing particulars into the post-funding gameplan, Ko said:
“We’re really going to begin off with an enormous base of capital to put money into these (next-generation gaming) studios. We’re additionally trying to make use of our steadiness sheet to accumulate a bunch of current video games within the Web2 area to construct a portfolio.”
Ko additionally highlighted that the marketplace for blockchain gaming doesn’t exist because it did for conventional video video games equivalent to gaming consoles and cell gaming. Fenix Video games’ technique going ahead is to develop the gaming ecosystem by way of publishing initiatives.
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