Sega Super Game – Technology Hour
Japanese gaming giant Sega is looking to integrate cloud technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as part of its new “Super Game” project to connect different games with each other.
The news prompted a predictable backlash from the crypto-skeptical section of the gaming community, with many expressing their frustrations with the company online this week.
The Super Game initiative is expected to roll out over the next five years and will see the development of a wide range of new triple-A cross-platform games. The company is said to be weighing an investment of around $800 million in the project.
The suggestion of potential NFT and cloud support came during an interview on Sega Japan’s recruitment website. Gaming news outlet Video Games Chronicle provided a translation for English speakers earlier this week.
During the interview, Sega producer Masayoshi Kikuchi noted that the gaming industry has a “history of expansion” into new forms of culture and technology such as social media in particular, with streaming and watching others play games through platforms like YouTube and Twitch become popular in recent years.
“It’s a natural extension for the future of gaming that it will expand to involve new areas such as cloud gaming and NFTs. We’re also developing SuperGame from the perspective of how different games can be connected together. to each other.
Some Sega fans took to Twitter to express their frustration, with user “NotEdgyYet” saying, “Don’t dare Sega, you’re doing great right now, don’t be wrong now.” While “matthewhenzel” noted, “I’ve said it before and I stand by it.. NFT=NO FVCKING THANKS! Not for me.”
The pushback seemed much tamer than other occasions when major game companies announced NFT plans, perhaps because those comments came from Sega Japan executives and not the US branch.
On Reddit, members of the gaming community were also questioning potential NFT integrations, with “Radingod123” suggesting that the gaming company likes the idea of NFTs because of the supposed elements of the pyramid scheme.
However, other users such as “Bouldurr” offered a different approach to the topic, saying the idea of having cross-game portable digital assets that can be owned and sold is “cool” and could work under the right circumstances. :
“NFTs are a technology. They are not inherently good or bad. The apprehension comes from the greedy micro-transactions already in games. It’s understandable that people don’t like the idea of ’NFT games.
“But the idea is promising in certain situations. I would love to be able to sell my Hearthstone collection even if it was for pennies,” they added.
In news that may frustrate anti-crypto gamers even further, iconic actor Jim Carey, who plays Dr. Robotnik in the Sega games-based Sonic the Hedgehog films, also opened up about his plans to enter the NFT space.
Source: This news was originally published by telegraph