In an interview with SEGA, the group details their vision for the ‘Future of Gaming’
It seems, like some other big video game publishers, Sega is also interested in adding NFTs into future games. This was revealed in an interview with multiple SEGA executives and procedures that was initially done in Japanese by a local outlet but translated to English.
In the interview, Sega discussed their “Super Game” projects, and also providing confirmation that they will be releasing more than one title and they will take root in cloud / streaming gaming, which is a new advent that many companies in the gaming industry are trying to read on to.
NFT’s Involvement in Gaming
Sega offers a wide range of game content, including hardware and arcade content, which is made possible by its diverse range of technologies. We have defined ‘SuperGame’ as the development of AAA titles that cross over SEGA’s comprehensive range of technologies, and we will aim to achieve this in our five-year plan
SEGA further cites that it is 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.”
The advantages of cloud-gaming is that it is not restricted by hardware and thus opens up the market to gamers who are unable to afford high-end equipment. With the expansion of 5g network and rumors of 6g network, this method of gaming is only going to grow more viable as time passes.
On the subject of NFT, they claim that is a natural extension for the future of gaming that it will expand to involve new areas such as cloud gaming and NFT.
Gaming as Spectator Sport
“For example, in the past, people who played games were called gamers, but now watching games has become a culture in itself, and such people could no longer be called gamers. I think there is great potential in the relationship between people who play and watch games. We are thinking of creating new entertainment within these possibilities.”
There was also an excerpt from the interview that describes SEGA’s vision on the competitive gaming platform. With many gamers slowly transitioning from playing to only spectating, since gaming has over the last decades become a spectator spot. There is a lot of potential in manufacturing a new form of video game industry innovation from this aspect.