Sega Games, one of the most famous gaming corporations in the world, has announced the upcoming launch of a blockchain-based game. Sega will work with Double Jump Tokyo, a Japanese gaming company, to launch this game.
Details of the Blockchain Game
The upcoming game will be based on the Sangokushi Taisen franchise created by Sega. It will be built on Oasys, a scaling-focused project to support the blockchain aspect of the new game. Upon launch, it will be the first blockchain-based game launched by Sega.
The Sangokushi Taisen franchise is a popular Japanese arcade game. It comprises several strategy games where players use virtual cards in a virtual field. This game lends itself to the incorporation of blockchain technology.
For instance, some in-game assets can be tokenized, including virtual cards. However, exactly how the blockchain elements will be baked into the game mechanics has not been revealed. Additionally, the exact release date for the game has not been announced. However, one can speculate that it will be a Sangokushi Taisen Metaverse, where NFTs act as the in-game items and playable cards with endless combinations being possible.
Details of the Oasys Blockchain
Sega’s blockchain game will be built on the Oasys blockchain. The Oasys blockchain is a project that aims to improve the scalability of blockchains. As a result, it becomes possible to support many concurrent players. Double Jump Tokyo hopes to enter the exclusive AAA gaming world with this launch and other planned launches.
Oasys has managed to get the backing of leading gaming powerhouses and crypto firms. Some of its backers are Bandai Namco, Jump Crypto, Square Enix, and Sega. Square Enix is currently exploring launching blockchain games on the platform.
Sega and Blockchain Technology
Sega has never publicly stated its stand on NFTs and blockchain games. In January 2022, it said it would abandon implementing these technologies if customers considered them a money grab. In April, it issued another statement on the topic, which hinted that the company might launch NFTs and Metaverse elements as part of its development strategy dubbed Super Game.
Other AAA gaming firms have had a clearer stance regarding NFTs and the Metaverse. For instance, Ubisoft has wholeheartedly embraced NFTs and the Metaverse. Square Enix has also been open about its blockchain ambitions and has stated that the technology will play a key role in its future endeavors.
Why This Matters
Sega Games is one of the biggest game developers in the world, behind titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Its entry into the blockchain and NFT world will not pique the interest of its global fanbase. For a sector still in the early stages of adoption, this could greatly boost recognition.
The decision to utilize components of blockchains has the potential to introduce the technology to millions of young people all over the world. As a consequence of this, games based on NFTs might end up being the norm rather than the exception in the future. However, we have a long way to go before we reach that point in time.