Sega says the future of gaming includes NFTS and streaming

A screenshot of the original, terrible live-action Sonic looking stunned.

Screenshot: Sega/Paramount/Kotaku

It seems, like another great video game publishers, Sega is also interested in adding NFT in future games, as revealed in an interview with various execs and producers. During that same interview, Sega talked more about its “Super Game” plans, confirming that it will be more than just a game and that some of them might involve streaming and cloud gaming.

The interview was published last month on the Sega recruitment and career site, but was recently spotted and translated by VGC. In the interview, many of Sega’s producers and executives shared more details about its “SuperGame” initiative, which the company first vaguely revealed late last yearr. And it looks like NFTs might be involved.

According to Sega Executive Vice President Shuji Utsumi, Super Game refers to more than one game and will be a kind of banner under which some future releases will be developed. According to Utsumi, the “SuperGames” will be “AAA titles that span SEGA’s full range of technologies” and will be part of a larger five-year plan.

According to Utsumi, “several titles” are being developed within this Super Game “framework” although each title may be very different from another. He explained that all will be “interactive titles that go beyond the traditional framework of games”. Sega executives pointed to the rise of streaming and people watching people play games on Twitch as examples of how gaming has changed in recent years.

“I think there’s great potential in the relationship between people playing and watching games,” Utsumi added. “We believe in creating new entertainment within these possibilities.”


Picture: SEGA

And yes, it looks like some of these “SuperGames” might feature NFTas Sega producer Masayoshi Kikuchi explained during part of the interview.

“The game has a history of expansion through the connection of various cultures and technologies,” Kikuchi said. “For example, social media and watching game videos are recent examples.

“It’s a natural extension for the future of gaming that it will expand to involve new areas such as cloud gaming and NFTs. We’re also developing SuperGame from the perspective of how different games can be connected together. to each other.

Again, we have another example of a company talking about NFT in vague statements that don’t amount to much more than “Wow, that might be cool” or “Who knows!” ” One day…”.

Kotaku contacted Sega about their comments on NFT and cloud gaming.

Many view NFT/blockchain technology as a giant scam, filled with scammers and scammers looking to make a quick buck before the bubble bursts. There are also issues with how blockchain technology can lead to more e-waste as well as accelerating global warming, wasting electricity and making it harder for people to find and buy coins. specific computers, such as GPUs.

Read more: Nobody Buys Ubisoft Trash Ghost Recognition NFT

We have already seen examples of companies, like Ubisofttry then quickly fail to integrate NFTs into their existing games. Likewise, even so-called success stories tend to end in giant losses and embarrassing blunders.

A recent example: A hacker has drained more than 600 million Axie Infinity due to a security exploit. Still, because there’s money to be made, big game companies will continue to move forward, even blame their fans to not have NFT, while continuing to ignore all negative reviews and feedback behalf make a few bucks fast. Poor Sonic, you deserve better than that.



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