Legend of Mir 4
Image: via Steam

Xbox's parent Microsoft is always seeking new tech and gaming avenues, and the latest news doing the rounds is that it's invested in the Korean game company Wemade, which specialises in blockchain technology.

According to an official PR by Wemade (via a story on VGC), the developer has received an investment of "around $46 million" from multiple companies including Microsoft, but it's unclear how much the maker of Xbox has actually added to this total.

In a statement, Wemade CEO Henry Chang praised the investment and noted how the company would continue to "exert effforts to attract more capital and actively invest to build the global and digital economy platform".

The Korean-based Web3 game developer started out in the year 2000 and is focused on PC and mobile - including the blockchain-driven MMORPG series, Legend of Mir. Wemade claims MIR4 has become "the world's first well-made blockbuster blockchain game" since entering the market.

Wemade also has its own blockchain mainnet titled Wemix 3.0 - which ties in with cryptocurrency transactions. The company has an NFT auction website, too.

It's unknown what Microsoft's plans are here, but again, it's just one of many investors. Xbox has also spoken out against NFTs before - so there's probably no need to worry about them and related tech infiltrating your favourite games anytime soon.

What are your thoughts about this one? Comment below.

[source wemade.com, via videogameschronicle.com]