- SKT will participate in ‘E3 2021’ for the first time as a South Korean telecommunication company and target the global console game market.
- It will present ‘ANVIL,’ ‘Little Witch in the Woods,’ ‘Vapor World,’ and ‘NEOVERSE’ at E3 2021.
- With the participation of E3, SKT will begin to publish various video games and actively support South Korean game markets.
SEOUL, South Korea, June 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SK Telecom (hereinafter referred to as "SKT") will participate in the world’s biggest game exhibition, ‘E3 2021’, for the first time as a South Korean telecommunication company to target the global console game market.
As the only company in Asia to cooperate with Microsoft’s Xbox for 5GX Cloud Gaming, SKT plans to set up a separate online booth at E3 2021 and introduce console games developed by South Korean game companies.
E3, which stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo, is the largest video game exhibition in North America hosted by Entertainment Software Association, ESA, from the United States. This year, it will be held for four days from 16th in local time with more than 50 global game developers and publishers, including SKT, Xbox, Nintendo, and Ubisoft.
However, due to COVID-19, this year’s E3 will be held online through its official web page or mobile application. It is available to sign up as a visitor on the official web page of E3(https://e3expo.com).
SKT’s game lineup includes ANVIL, Little Witch in the Woods, VAPOR World, and NEOVERSE.
ANVIL: Developed by Action Squire, ANVIL is a multi-player co-op top-down sci-fi roguelike action shooter where players control characters called Vault Breakers to explore various galaxies that are filled with monsters.
Little Witch in the Woods: Created by Sunny Side UP, Little Witch in the Woods is a pixel art-fantasy role-playing-game where players play as Ellie, a young witch who comes to a town and joins a witch’s house to study magical creatures, brew potions and to learn more witchcraft.
VAPOR World: Developed by Alive, VAPOR World is an action and adventure game where players play in the inner world of mental patients.
NEOVERSE: Created by Tinogames, NEORVERSE is a time warping multiverse game consisting of thrilling adventures that are packed with great and exciting challenges; combining roguelite, deck building and strategy gameplay all in one.
Among the above four games, NEOVERSE became the first to be released as an Xbox game and 5GX Cloud Game in December 2020. The other three games will also launch on Xbox and 5GX Cloud Game gradually within this year. During the E3 Expo, visitors will be able to play the demo version of ANVIL and provide feedback to increase the level of completion of the game.
SKT expects E3 2021 to raise the awareness of console games created by Korean game developers and help these developers expand into the global market.
"We are delighted to participate in E3 2021 with prominent game developers in Korea," Cho Jae-yoo, Vice President and Head of Game Business at SKT. "Based on Xbox platform and 5GX Cloud Game, we will make continuous efforts to help create valuable global market opportunities for Korean game companies and enrich the overall game ecosystem."
About SK Telecom
SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) is Korea’s leading ICT company, driving innovations in the areas of mobile communications, media, security, commerce and mobility. Armed with cutting-edge ICT including AI and 5G, the company is ushering in a new level of convergence to deliver unprecedented value to customers. As the global 5G pioneer, SKT is committed to realizing the full potential of 5G through ground-breaking services that can improve people’s lives, transform businesses, and lead to a better society.
SKT boasts unrivaled leadership in the Korean mobile market with over 30 million subscribers, which account for nearly 50 percent of the market. The company now has 49 ICT subsidiaries and annual revenues approaching KRW 18.6 trillion.