The bank has announced that it is preparing to create attractive spaces on gaming platforms such as Fortnite and Roblox and it wants to develop its activity on the Metaverse class platforms – Decentraland and The Sandbox. It is also planning to build more VR models of its branches.
The Polish bank first entered the metaverse in October last year when it set up set up a virtual branch on the Decentraland platform. Katarzyna Dziwulska, managing director of the strategy and digital transformation division at PKO Bank Polski, says the bank intends to further extend its reach in the virtual economy.
„Our previous experience with being in the metaverse world has been very positive,” she says. „The Virtual PKO Rotunda embedded on the Decentraland platform still acts as a digital laboratory, but we are reaching the point where it is too small for us. We have taken a decision to increase our presence in the metaverse and accelerate the process of building know-how.„
According to PKO Bank Polski, it is looking for companies with the right technological experience to collaborate on the creation and maintenance of virtual spaces and gameplay design on the Metaverse-class gaming platforms.
„We have decided, as a next step, to work more closely with external companies that will support us in our design work. This model will allow us to develop simultaneously on various gaming platforms such as Fortnite or Roblox as well as metaverse platforms such as The Sandbox, where we want to create attractive and engaging virtual spaces for users. We invite all interested companies to contact us via metaverse.pkobp.pl,” said Marek Myszka, Director of the Innovation Bureau at PKO Bank Polski
PKO Bank Polski is the leader in mobile banking in Poland. It serves nearly 12 million customers and its IKO mobile application has already been activated 7.4 million times. The bank was ranked first in the latest Finnoscore ranking that assesses the digital maturity of 230 banks from Europe and North America. Since 2022, it has been present on the Decentraland platform, where it was the first in Poland to launch its banking outpost.
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