Sega wants to use cloud technology and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to connect different games as part of its new “Super Game” concept.
The news has sparked an anticipated outcry from the gaming community’s crypto-skeptics, with many people venting their displeasure with the company online this week.
The Super Game initiative will apparently see the development of a wide spectrum of new cross-platform triple A-grade games over the next five years. The company is rumored to be considering an $800 million investment in the project.
During the interview, Sega producer Masayoshi Kikuchi stated that the gaming industry has a “history of expansion” into new forms of culture and technology, particularly social media, with streaming and watching others play games via platforms like YouTube and Twitch becoming increasingly popular in recent years.
Kikuchi went on to say that a shift into cloud computing and NFTs was inevitable, noting that:
“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.”