Sega, one of Japan's most influential gaming companies, has announced the launching of its first blockchain-based game. The game will be released in partnership with Double Jump Tokyo.
Has announced the release of its first blockchain game.
The game will be released in partnership with Double Jump Tokyo, another Japanese development company. The game, based on Sega's Sangokushi Taisen franchise, will be developed with Oasys, a Japanese scaling-focused project, to support its blockchain aspects.
Sega, one of Japan's most influential gaming companies, has announced the launching of its first blockchain-based game. The game will be based on the Sangokushi Taisen series, a popular arcade game in Japan.
The Sangokushi Taisen franchise comprises a series of strategy games in which players employ virtual cards in a virtual field. The game's structure lends itself to the integration of blockchain components, such as the tokenization of certain of the game's assets and the trading aspect of the cards. However, none of the companies has stated how these blockchain features would be incorporated into the game mechanics.
There is no tentative release date for the game yet, although Sega has not disclosed the creation of any similar project.
Double Jump Tokyo also revealed that the blockchain component of the game will be powered by Oasys, a Japanese gaming initiative. Oasys is a blockchain project that aspires to be scalable enough to handle a large number of concurrent users. With this and future planned releases, the company intends to break into the AAA gaming circle.
Oasys has the backing of conventional entertainment powerhouses and crypto companies, like Bandai Namco, Sega, Jump Crypto, and even Square Enix, which became a chain validator.
Sega's position on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain gaming has been unclear. In January, the company said that it may stop the use of these technologies in its games if customers perceive them to grab money. However, Sega suggested in April that NFTs and metaverse components may be included in their "Super Game" development strategy.
Other AAA gaming companies like Ubisoft have been more clear, opening their own NFT marketplaces and incorporating NFT components into games from well-known franchises. Square Enix has also made blockchain a priority in its long-term business strategy.
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