In November 2021, Sega’s Q2 results talked about that the Japanese writer deliberate to team up with Microsoft to develop cloud-powered ‘super games’ in addition to making “funding in new fields similar to NFT.” It did not take too lengthy for Sega president and CEO Haruki Satomi to sound a extra, cautionary notice, nonetheless, saying “whether it is perceived as easy money-making, I wish to decide to not proceed.”
At present comes the information that Sega filed two emblems with the Japanese Patent Workplace in December 2021 for ‘Sega NFT’ (thanks, VGC). The primary says ‘Sega NFT‘ whereas the second is for the ‘Sega Classics NFT Collection.’ The latter will most likely be much like what Konami not too long ago did with Castlevania however the larger query is whether or not this means a wider transfer on Sega’s half.
Sega’s not alone within the trade, in fact. Peter Molyneux’s next game Legacy is play-to-earn and all-in on NFTs, whereas among the many bigger publishers Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda not too long ago mentioned the corporate has “a watch to probably issuing our personal tokens sooner or later”. This was regardless of his acknowledgement that “some individuals who ‘play to have enjoyable’ and who at present kind nearly all of gamers have voiced their reservations towards these new developments”. GSC World cancelled plans to incorporate NFTs in Stalker 2 following a backlash, whereas Ubisoft’s NFT scheme does not appear vastly widespread and has been referred to as “useless, costly, ecologically mortifying” by a French commerce union in addition.
Who is aware of whether or not that is merely Sega getting forward of a development to be on the protected aspect, or a sign that some horrific Sonic Ape crossover is coming. No matter occurs it is unlikely to cross-over into Sega’s precise video games but, not least as a result of Steam has banned all games with NFTs or cryptocurrency.