Sega’s CEO, Haruki Satomi, has hinted at the company’s future stance on NFTs and the play-to-earn movement. Satomi discussed the matter in the most recent Sega management meeting, which took place on December 24, and stated that the company may stop the trials it has been conducting with the integration of these new technologies into traditional gameplay. When asked about Sega’s view on play-to-earn technologies at the moment, Satomi shared: “We would like to try out various experiments and we have already started many different studies and considerations but nothing is decided at this point regarding P2E. There have been many announcements about this already including overseas but there are users who show negative reactions at this point.” Sega would consider discontinuing these acts if players regard them as a money-making ploy, according to the CEO. Metaverse Made an Appearance Satomi also discussed the metaverse, adding that a metaverse, in his opinion, is a location where individuals assemble and communities are formed. However, he argued that not every game with metaverse features is a metaverse and that the gaming industry should focus on making high-quality games rather than metaverse experiences, referring to the current hype surrounding the term. Expanding on these ideas, he commented: “We want to make Super Game as a game that supports global and multi-platform with having a network and a community. If such a game has a competitive element called PvP, it could turn into an e-sport. Furthermore, it could become a Metaverse if it has tens of millions of downloads worldwide and a certain number of active users.” Sega is another gaming firm that has begun to experiment with NFTs. The corporation declared in April that it will begin selling NFTs based on its intellectual rights, which was met with scepticism by the gaming community. Other conventional gaming firms, like Ubisoft and GSC Game World, have faced similar criticism for their involvement with blockchain and related technology.
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