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Friday, June 18, 2021

SORAMITSU Teams Up With JCB and JP GAMES to Create the “PEGASUS WORLD KIT” Using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine

JP GAMES INC., together with JCB Corporation and SORAMITSU Co., Ltd. will begin offering the PEGASUS WORLD KIT, a digital service kit for enterprises developed using Epic Games' Unreal Engine, which will arrive in the second half of 2021.

Powered by Epic Games' Unreal Engine, utilizing ID (identity and authentication) and payment technology from JCB, and with blockchain technology from SORAMITSU—The PEGASUS WORLD KIT is a cutting-edge B2B software, built on the technological foundation of JP Games' THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR, the first officially licensed Paralympics video game.
PEGASUS WORLD KIT includes the tools to create an all-encompassing, monetizable virtual world, where users can conduct marketing activities while increasing engagement with customers. The service kit provides users with a wide array of possibilities to select and incorporate functions according to their specific needs, including an avatar system; interactive, communication, shopping and payment functions; as well as an advertising system and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Additionally, the kit contains free 3D assets from THE PEGASUS DREAM TOUR, allowing users to immediately move characters around the virtual metropolis of Pegasus City. Tutorials will also be available to help users easily create everything from interactive shopping spaces, epic role-playing events, and much more.

The PEGASUS WORLD KIT is compatible with a wide variety of devices, including smartphones, PCs, game consoles, and VR devices; allowing customers to enjoy online events, e-commerce, and online content through a diverse range of environments.

Users will be able to travel between different digital spaces using the cross-border ID system and cross-border currency which come pre-installed inside the PEGASUS WORLD KIT. These cross-platform systems will allow businesses to combine each other's respective services, giving them the freedom to create their own unique and fully functional platforms.

The PEGASUS WORLD KIT is a highly scalable framework that can incorporate many external services, creating endless possibilities within the digital realm. Together with various companies around the world, we will provide a sustainable digital world that will make our future lives even more convenient than it is today.
"The PEGASUS WORLD KIT is a technological framework born from the official Paralympics video game "The Pegasus Dream Tour." We can support a wide range of needs and usages in virtual worlds, such as adding online and blockchain functions to video games developed with Unreal Engine, or holding events for customers in a world that best conveys each company's brand. The timing for the announcement of this kit was affected by the 2020 pandemic, however, development is going well, with some companies already using the beta version. We hope that this service kit will enable the creation of a variety of virtual space services and online contents at a low initial cost. We believe that this will lead to the enrichment of virtual lifestyles in the future and also contribute to the realization of a better future."

JP GAMES CEO Hajime Tabata
"Known for giving game developers the ability to efficiently create high-quality games, Unreal Engine is now being used by teams around the world to create new interactive and linear experiences. The idea of the metaverse, a world where people can transcend limitations to play and interact, is something that we at Epic Games are striving towards, and we're excited to see creatives continue to explore and accelerate this concept. I'm looking forward to seeing what will emerge from PEGASUS WORLD KIT, a vision led by creator Hajime Tabata."

—Epic Games Managing Director Taka Kawasaki
"JCB, as the only international card brand from Japan, and as a comprehensive payment solutions company, has been striving to realize secure payment by confirming and authenticating customers' identities. With this new project, we look forward to creating an unprecedented user experience by combining our expertise in the fields of I.D. (identity and authentication) and payment."

—JCB Co., Ltd. Senior Executive Officer Koremitsu Sannomiya
"Soramitsu is a leading fintech company, specializing in cutting-edge blockchain technology. We codeveloped the world's first central bank digital currency with the National Bank of Cambodia, and contributed to the development of decentralized finance by writing open source code for Sora.org and the Polkaswap.io decentralized exchange. Inside the PEGASUS WORLD KIT virtual world, many people will be able to easily and safely utilize cutting-edge blockchain services such as a cross-border currency utilizing decentralized finance toolsnodi and item management using NFTs. We look forward to working together to create technology that empowers these services of the future."

—SORAMITSU Holdings CEO Makoto Takemiya
About JP GAMES

A game development studio officially launched in February 2019 by Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, formerly of Square Enix. With the concept of "evolving RPGs and enriching the future with the power of games," the studio will pursue new possibilities in games without being restricted by conventional boundaries. Official HP: https://jpgamesinc.com/en/
About SORAMITSU

SORAMITSU is a Japanese fintech company with expertise in creating blockchain-based infrastructure, payment systems, and identity solutions.

  • Together with the National Bank of Cambodia, SORAMITSU developed Bakong, the world's first blockchain-based CBDC and retail payments system to be launched by a central bank. Central Banking journal recognised this achievement by presenting SORAMITSU with its inaugural Central Bank Digital Currency Partner Award.
  • SORAMITSU is the original developer of and main contributor to Hyperledger Iroha, an open-source permissioned blockchain platform aimed at helping businesses and financial institutions manage their digital assets and identities. Hyperledger Iroha is part of the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project.
  • SORAMITSU received a Web3 Foundation grant to develop KAGOME, the C++ implementation of the Polkadot Host, as well as Polkaswap, a decentralized token exchange platform.
  • The company also received grants from the Kusama Treasury to develop Fearless Wallet, a mobile client tailor-made for peer-to-peer, non-custodial transactions on the Kusama and Polkadot networks with premium features and user experience.
  • SORAMITSU was contracted by Filecoin developer Protocol Labs to develop FUHON, the C++ implementation of the Filecoin platform.
  • The company has also developed SORA, a groundbreaking decentralized economic system using the XOR and VAL tokens, aimed at changing the way goods and services are brought to market. See sora.org for more information, then download the app from the Google Play Store or the AppStore on iOS.
To learn more about SORAMITSU's technologies and vision, visit soramitsu.co.jp.
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