It’s been a wild couple of years for words like ‘blockchain’. As it feels like we’re getting more and more news about studios wanting to get into the blockchain. The latest company was EA Sports, who partnered with Nike to bring .SWOOSH NFTs to their games.
Some companies tried to get ahead by banning the idea like Mojang back in 2022. And in 2021, Sega wanted to try to get into the NFT game, which of course caused commotion within the gaming sphere, proving its perhaps not the best idea to bring a volatile product into the space.
Sega has said in an article with Bloomberg, that it is no longer going ahead with their plans. Co-Chief Operating Officer, Shuji Utsumi, said they’re avoiding using their games in third-party blockchain games because they don’t want to devalue their content. They were also planning to develop games within the “blockchain” genre, but have since shelved it “for now”.
With all that said, and Utsumi stating that they’re not interested in using their big named games to get into the blockchain game, he still seems positive on the whole thing. Telling Bloomberg that “we should never underestimate [risk-takers].”