KRAFTON today announced that it has signed a global publishing partnership with game developer Nirvana for its upcoming game, codenamed ZETA, a character-based strategic PvP game currently scheduled for release in 2025. As a controller (joypad)-oriented third-person action game, ZETA is focusing on capturing the deep and true joy of real-time character strategy PvP.
“KRAFTON is constantly searching for a development studio with endless potential like Nirvana to strengthen our portfolio and its publishing capabilities,” said CH Kim, CEO of KRAFTON. “KRAFTON plans to share its global experience with Nirvana so that it can focus solely on the development of ZETA.”
The partnership with Nirvana is the first of KRAFTON’s plans to expand second-party publishing opportunities through equity investments in external developers, which were announced in January during KRAFTON LIVE TALK (KLT), an internal communications event.
KRAFTON will help launch and operate the game when it launches on consoles, PC and cloud-based global distribution platforms. In addition to publishing, KRAFTON and Nirvana plan to seek collaboration in other areas such as e-sports competitions and secondary work-related businesses. With this partnership, KRAFTON will continue to build its portfolio of games while strengthening its publishing capabilities to drive growth in the global market.
Nirvana CEO Kim Nam-seok said, “Nirvana and Crafton have something in common in that they both focus on developing games that bring fun to players around the world.” “We will do our best to develop ZETA as a new IP, the next generation character skill fighting game that will continue the success.”
Established in 2022, Nirvana was created by game developers with proven expertise and experience in creating global games. The company is currently recruiting for a variety of roles including development, design and art.
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