In a recent interview, Sega executives and producers revealed that the company is interested in adding NFTs into future games. This comes as no surprise, as many other big video game publishers have been exploring the potential of NFTs in recent months. during that same interview, Sega talked more about its “Super Game” projects, confirming that it will be more than one game and some of them could involve streaming and cloud gaming. It’s clear that Sega is positioning itself to be at the forefront of the next generation of video gaming, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
Sega producers and execs shared more details about its “SuperGame” initiative. This initiative was first vaguely revealed late last year and it seems that NFTs might be involved. It was posted last month on Sega’s recruitment and careers website but was recently spotted and translated by VGC. The interview revealed that the goal of the SuperGame is to create a new type of game that utilises blockchain technology and NFTs. Moreover, the team intends for the SuperGame to be a truly global phenomenon, with players from all over the world able to interact with each other in a new and innovative way. Exciting stuff! We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.
Sega has announced that it will be developing a new line of games under the Super Game banner. According to Sega executive VP Shuji Utsumi, the Super Games will be “AAA titles that cross over SEGA’s comprehensive range of technologies” and will be part of a bigger five-year plan. While no specific games have been announced yet, Utsumi says that the Super Games will be “more than one game” and will be developed with the intention of appealing to a wide audience. This is an interesting move by Sega, and it will be interesting to see what kind of games they ultimately produce under this new banner.
Utsumi’s remarks about the titles in development jibe with what we’ve heard before about the company’s secretive new game initiative. In January, The Information reported that Sega was working on “several” big-budget, story-based games for consoles and PCs under the codename “Judy.” That report claimed that one of the games was being helmed by PlatinumGames CEO Kenichi Sato, and that former Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka was also attached to the project in some capacity. If Utsumi’s comments are anything to go by, it sounds like Judy might not be the only new IP in the works at Sega. Given the company’s recent track record with original franchises.
“I think there is great potential in the relationship between people who play and watch games,” Utsumi added. “We are thinking of creating new entertainment within these possibilities.”
“It is a natural extension for the future of gaming that it will expand to involve new areas such as cloud gaming and NFTs. We are also developing SuperGame from the perspective of how far different games can be connected to each other.” (source https://kotaku.com/nfts-sega-crypto-blockchain-sonic-interview-future-scam-1848775352)