NFTs a Natural Extension for the Future of Gaming, According to Gaming Giant SEGA

The Japanese multinational video game and entertainment company – Sega Corporation – revealed it will launch its “Super Game” initiative. The latter will encompass several different games, as some of them will include NFT technology, producer Masayoshi Kikuchi said.

During the last several months, non-fungible tokens have emerged as a highly intriguing part of the cryptocurrency industry. The digital collectibles quickly grabbed the attention of numerous celebrities and renowned companies.

In a recent interview, VP Shuji Utsumi and Producer Masayoshi Kikuchi disclosed that Sega could be the latest giant organization to hop on the NFT bandwagon.

Utsumi revealed that the firm will introduce its “Super Game,” which will offer a wide range of game content, including hardware and arcade elements. The executive asserted that gaming had changed in recent years as currently “there is great potential in the relationship between people who play and watch games.” As such, Sega seeks to create new entertainment within these opportunities, Utsumi added.

Commenting on the matter was also Masayoshi Kikuchi – Producer at the company. He believes gaming has a “history of expansion” via the connection of various cultures and technologies. He pointed out the interaction between social networking and game video viewing as a recent example.

Touching upon NFTs, Kikuchi sees the engagement between Sega and digital collectibles as a “natural extension for the future of gaming:”

“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 are also developing SuperGame from the perspective of how far different games can be connected to each other.”

Another popular individual part of the gaming business to comment on the increasing global digitization is the inventor of PlayStation – Ken Kutaragi. Specifically, he aired his thoughts on the Metaverse.

In January this year, he described it as “pointless” while arguing the VR headsets are “simply annoying.” The Japanese went further, claiming that the Metaverse does not represent the next big step in the tech world. It has rather dividing functions than unifying:

“Being in the real world is very important, but the Metaverse is about making quasi-real in the virtual world, and I can’t see the point of doing it. You would rather be a polished avatar instead of your real self? That’s essentially no different from anonymous messageboard sites.”

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