The 2022 Square Enix Shareholders’ Assembly Report has reiterated the corporate’s curiosity in pursuing blockchain expertise in its video games.
The report comes by way of michsuzuki and VGC with it being revealed that the corporate’s mid-term objectives embody the “improvement of blockchain video games and leisure merchandise”. Though this doesn’t imply that each Sq. Enix IP might be making the shift, with Sq. Enix president Yosuke Matsuda stating that “It’s nonetheless too early to contemplate making Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy blockchain video games.”
This report comes off the heels of Sq. Enix’s beforehand expressed curiosity in blockchain video games and NFTs (non-fungible tokens). This can be traced back to financial reports last year, which document the company’s persisting interest in NFTs, together with the Double Soar Tokyo which noticed NFTs being dropped at the Million Arthur recreation.
Just lately, Matsuda acknowledged that “somewhat than utilizing the proceeds from the divestiture in new funding domains comparable to NFT and blockchain, we intend to make use of them primarily to fund our efforts to foster strong IP and to boost our improvement capabilities in our core digital leisure phase”. This came after the sale of the majority of the company’s Western IP and studios to Embracer Group, which included the likes of Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and plenty of extra.
As for latest recreation bulletins from the corporate, each Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion and Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth have been revealed. The previous might be launched this winter on all trendy platforms, whereas 7: Rebirth is slated for winter 2023 on PlayStation 5. On the time of publication, no different platforms have been confirmed for 7: Rebirth.
In different information, veteran developers from PlayStation have formed their own studio to create an NFT-focussed game titled Ashfall. The sport has been described as “the primary true Net 3.0 AAA title for PC, console and the Hedera community.”