Sega’s Super Game Project Looking to Integrate NFTs
Sega plans to use cloud technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to connect different games as part of its new "Super Game" concept.
The news has sparked an anticipated backlash from the gaming community's crypto-skeptics, with many people expressing their displeasure with the company online this week.
The Super Game program will apparently see the development of a wide spectrum of new cross-platform triple A-grade games over the next five years. The company is reported to be considering an $800 million investment in the project.
The potential of NFT and cloud support was mentioned during an interview on Sega Japan's recruitment website earlier last week. The gaming news site Video Games Chronicle published an English translation.
Sega producer Masayoshi Kikuchi said during the interview that the gaming industry has a "history of expansion" into new forms of culture and technology, particularly social media, with streaming and watching others play games via platforms like YouTube and Twitch becoming increasingly popular in recent years.
Kikuchi went on to say that a shift into cloud computing and NFTs was inevitable, noting that:
“It is a natural extension for the future of gaming that it will expand to involve new areas such as cloud gaming and NFTs. We are also developing SuperGame from the perspective of how far different games can be connected to each other.”
Sega's entry into the gaming metaverse is the latest in a long line of game creators who have embraced Web3 technology such as NFTs and the metaverse.
Ubisoft, one of the most well-known game companies and the creators of series like Ghost Recon, Far Cry, and Assassin's Creed, is one such example.
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