The president of Square Enix sees the future of the gaming industry in NFT and blockchain games
Less than a week after the start of the new year 2022, another major publisher showered praise on metaverses and blockchain gaming.
This time, Square Enix was noted, which plans to invest in this version of the future of the gaming industry. If you believe the words of the president of the Japanese company Yosuke Matsuda, the publisher may issue its own NFT (non-interchangeable tokens) in the near future.
In a New Year's open letter, Matsuda, using hundreds of buzzwords and phrases, tried to convince people that Square Enix's plans related to the metaverse, NFT and blockchain technology absolutely do not bear anything bad. Most of his message is related to the hype around NFT and the future of cryptotechnology.
He designated 2021 with the phrase "NFT: Year One”, expecting that in the future this technology will become "more widespread among a wide audience." In the message, Matsuda also assures that blockchain technologies will help people in creating user-generated content for some games.
Matsuda does not state in the text of the letter any detailed plans or ideas on how Square Enix will implement blockchain technology in its games, in which games NFT can be integrated, and does not even present any arguments in favor of how this controversial technology will improve the publisher's video games. Rather, this message looks more like a way to convince investors and shareholders that Square Enix is fully involved in the ideas of NFT and metaverses.
Definitely, the president of Square Enix expects that his company will join the growing list of game publishers and studios that are actively hatching plans to introduce NFT into games. So, last month, the French publisher Ubisoft caused a flurry of indignation among a large number of people (including even some of its employees) by announcing plans to add cosmetic NFT items to the action movie Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The video with the announcement then drowned in dislikes, and later it became known that the tokens were not a success. The creators GSC of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 completely abandoned the use of NFT after their announcement, having received a lot of negative feedback from players.