Sega makes controversial blockchain game official

SEGA's new NFT project, which comes months after the company's controversial comments, is already off to a bad start.

The backlash to earlier blockchain game announcements made by other video game companies such as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, and Square Enix, should have been a lesson to others. Unfortunately, not everyone wants to listen to what the rest of the industry have to say.

We can at least celebrate that SEGA didn't touch Sonic.

Case in point, SEGA.

The company behind the Sega Genesis console and iconic video game franchises like Sonic and Yakuza recently announced that it's working on a blockchain game.

Double Jump Tokyo, a blockchain company based in Japan, shared details about SEGA's first blockchain game on Medium. The info reveals that the NFT game will be based on the real-time strategy arcade series, Sangokushi Taisen.

SEGA nor Double Jump Tokyo have confirmed a release date and platforms for the game. It will be SEGA's first blockchain game. This means that users can potentially sell all digital in-game items as well as buy from other players

We wouldn't be surprised if SEGA keeps its upcoming NFT game exclusive to Japan.

Unlike other companies who seem to have backtracked from their earlier comments, SEGA remains a firm believer that the blockchain has a place in the video game industry. On the other hand, Valve and Mojang are staunchly against the technology. The former, in particular, described NFTs as sketchy and nothing new. Meanwhile, the latter banned NFTs and blockchain technology from Minecraft because they don't "align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together."

SEGA most recently confirmed three new Yakuza games that are coming out over the next few years.

Ray Ampoloquio
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