The Japanese company points to the possibility that traditional games may not be “enough” for the company’s plans

Blockchain, NFT, cryptocurrencies… are terms that have emerged in recent times and have not stopped appearing since then. In the case of Square Enix, the Japanese firm has already confirmed that it wants to experiment with this type of technology, an aspect that its president, Yosuke Matsuda, has once again stressed in an interview with Yahoo! News. According to the manager, traditional video games may not be enough for the publisher of Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider and Dragon Quest.

“In the future, we would like to try providing ‘stand-alone game content,’” he explained in the interview. “Until now, in most games we offered the content as a finished product and the players enjoyed it. However, there are a certain number of users who want to contribute to making games more interesting” while “creating new features and ways to play.”

The head of Square Enix has said that they intend to use “the power of those people” to outline titles “that will continue to evolve.” And he adds: “If instead of relying on goodwill we also provide incentives to those who contribute to development with technologies such as blockchain , there are possibilities to create interesting and innovative content” based on “users’ ideas”.

New Year’s message with nods to NFTs

In the New Year’s message published on the official website, Matsuda highlighted that the term NFT had gained “rapid presence in 2021”. According to his words, it increases “the liquidity of digital objects” and opens “the doors to trade with a variety of items at high prices.

Player reaction to NFTs has been quite virulent. For example, the creators of Stalker 2 had to back down on their blockchain plans just days after its announcement, as the news was met with harsh criticism by the community. Square Enix, for its part, claims that the technology generates “excitement” and that it has expanded the user base.

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