Future of SEGA games goes through NFTs and the cloud

Deepak Gupta April 12, 2022
Updated 2022/04/12 at 8:50 AM

NFT is a technology that has been increasingly addressed by industry news, thus being related to several companies and brands.

Recently, SEGA registered two trademark patents related to this concept, and now it is known that the future of the Japanese company’s games passes through NFTs and also through the cloud.

SEGA says the future of gaming passes through NFTs

Recently SEGA revealed more details about its project called "SuperGame", a concept with several games whose algorithms are based on NFTs or the cloud. This project, which will be part of a five-year strategy, was made known by the Japanese company in May 2021, during the presentation of its financial results.

SuperGame is designated by the brand as the development of AAA titles that cross SEGA's wide range of technologies. Parent company Sega Sammy said in November that it was considering investing 100 billion yen, around €730 million, over the next 5 years to achieve the plans set out for the SuperGame.

Masayoshi Kikuchu, producer at SEGA, explained in an interview that:

Games have a history of expansion through the linking of various cultures and technologies. It's a natural extension for the future of gaming that will expand to embrace new areas like cloud gaming and NFT. We are also developing SuperGame from the perspective of how far different games can be connected to each other.

According to Shuji Utsumi, executive vice president of the brand:

Regarding NFTs, we would like to carry out several experiments and we have already started many different studies and considerations, but there is nothing dated at the moment regarding P2E (Play to win games with crypto economy). But many announcements have already been made.

The executive says that many questions are still being analyzed, to understand how games of this genre can serve the user in a dynamic of "constantly create, captivate forever". Furthermore, he argues that if this concept was understood only as a simple way of earning money, then he is of the opinion that it should not go ahead.

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