President Of Square Enix Announced The Company’s Interest In Blockchain And NFTWilliam Evans
Japanese video game developer and publisher Square Enix is exploring blockchain technology as the basis of a platform for creating “offline game content.” The president of the company, Yosuke Matsuda, spoke about this in an interview. Yahoo! Japan.
“In the future, I would like to take on the challenge of providing offline gaming content. Now many of our games are delivered in the form of finished products, gamers consume this content. […] However, there are a certain number of players in the world who would like to contribute to make the game more interesting. And they will do it,” said Matsuda.
According to him, the power of blockchain can be used to reward and incentivize such people. The President of the company noted that this will contribute to the emergence of innovative content.
In January 2022 Matsuda published New Year’s address, in which he expressed his enthusiasm for new trends and talked about the desire of Square Enix to develop projects using the blockchain and NFT.
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The position of the president of the company was criticized by users and industry participants, including game designer Brand Sheffield.
Among all the grossness of this whole letter, and even this quote, what gets me is the idea that people who play games to have fun are only “currently” the majority, and the implication that changing this is a good idea
— brandon sheffield (@necrosofty) January 1, 2022
“Throughout this huge letter and even this quote, I am hurt by the idea that people who play for fun are the majority only “at present”, and the implication that changing this is a good idea,” he said.
Recall that in December 2021, Ubisoft announced the launch of the beta version of the Quartz platformdesigned for trading in-game items in the NFT format.
Players have reacted with harsh criticism to the introduction of non-fungible tokens. Nicolas Poire, vice president of the company, explained that gamers “do not understand what the secondary digital market can give them”.
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