The video game franchise is looking for a Corporate Development Principal with deep expertise in Web3.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, is quietly hiring a Web3 expert, sparking rumors that the company may be looking to enter the NFT space. The most recent job posting by the firm is for a Corporate Development Principal with a deep understanding of Web3, including blockchain technologies, NFTs, and the metaverse. The successful candidate will advise the company's leadership on strategy and explore new innovations in the industry.
The Pokémon Company is seeking an applicant who is already immersed in the space, asking for someone who is "deeply connected to a network of investors and entrepreneurs in the technology sectors above (Web3 and metaverse)." The job listing also requires candidates to have "total work experience of 12+ years, with a minimum of 7+ years in corporate development at a technology, gaming, media, or entertainment company."
While it remains unclear what exactly Pokémon has in store for the Web3 space, many speculate that the company may eventually bring its flagship entertainment franchise to the blockchain space. The Pokémon brand has been around for over 25 years and has a massive fan base all over the world, succeeding in various media, including video games, anime, trading cards, and more.
With the rise of Web3 and the increasing popularity of NFTs and blockchain gaming, it's no surprise that Pokémon is exploring opportunities in the space. Whether the company plans to create its own blockchain game or release digital collectibles based on the popular franchise, the move could potentially lead to massive success.
As we've seen with other NFT games and platforms, there is a growing demand for NFT-based games, and fans are willing to pay top dollar for unique and rare digital assets. With its loyal fan base, Pokémon has the potential to join the ranks of other successful NFT game titles like Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, and Decentraland.
As of now, The Pokémon Company remains tight-lipped on its potential Web3 ventures.
Only time will tell how Pokémon will continue to evolve and innovate in the coming years, but one thing is certain – with its massive following and iconic brand, it has the potential to make a significant impact in the NFT game market and become a major player on the NFT Playgrounds' blockchain games list.