Sega, a well-known Japanese game development company, has hinted at the inclusion of NFT (non-fungible token) and metaverse elements in its new game proposal.
Sega, one of the most powerful Japanese game development companies, has revealed more information about its “Super Game” initiative and how new technologies such as NFTs and the metaverse may be incorporated into it. According to the company, the “Super Game” framework includes a set of requirements that games based on this new philosophy must meet.
According to Sega’s executive VP Shuji Utsumi, the requirements for these games include a multi-platform release, global multi-language development, a simultaneous worldwide release, and development as AAA titles with large budgets. All of this suggests that these games will be developed as “global blockbusters.”
Sega had previously stated that it would consider investing 100 billion yen ($882 million) for this initiative to succeed.
Sega executives did not limit their explanation to justify this new initiative for the near future. They also discussed the company’s future and the future of gaming in general during the interview. Masayoshi Kikuchi, Sega’s producer, stated:
Sega already registered the “Sega NFT” trademark in Japan in December, but it has also stated that if gamers perceive NFT experiments to be a money-making scheme, the company may drop them.
The “connected” nature of various IPs could also imply that Sega is planning to create a metaverse for its IPs. This, however, is not a novel concept, as another Japanese developer is already working in this direction. Bandai Namco is currently working on a multi-IP metaverse, with Gundam being the first IP to be developed as part of this plan.