We have almost completely bullied the blockchain out of games. Thank goodness for rude Twitter users.
The arrival and immediate disappearance of NFTs as a concept was painful to watch, as more and more developers showed that they got into the idea to extract more money from fans.
They didn’t even reach the potential suggested to come up with NFTs, and rather just sold digital assets to take advantage of the trend. were special offenders Worms and Castlevania especially stumbling in the blockchain.
And while the hoards of crypto brothers are shuffling out of game developer studios, there’s still one company out there doing everything they can to make it work.
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Square Enix is not giving up on Blockchain
Come on guys, it’s 2023. We should be done with this. In a recent New Year’s letter from the company’s president, Square Enix has proven that they don’t want to let go of the blockchain just yet.
“Blockchain has been an object of excitement and concern, but with that in the rearview mirror, we hope that blockchain games will move into a new phase of growth in 2023,” said President Yosuke Matsuda.
He also claims that multiple blockchain games are in development based on existing Square Enix IP. It will certainly be interesting to see it come to fruition, not only because it will be fascinating to see how it all actually works, but because it will be the only company doing it – but not in a good way.
Innovation is being sacrificed for profitability on the blockchain, and it seems Square Enix would like to see it all the way to the end.
Square Enix thinks decentralization is “key.”
Matsuda goes on to discuss the thought process behind this doubling, saying, “As I said in last year’s New Year’s letter, if we consider traditional gaming to be centralized, then blockchain gaming should operate on a self-sustaining decentralized model.
“It’s that concept, that philosophy that I think is key.” All of this comes after Square Enix defiantly said it doesn’t matter if you hate NFTs. As you can imagine, the Twitterverse quickly turned against the developer and laughed into 2024.
It seems that Square Enix thinks they can enter a future that is already a thing of the past. That is, until it is relentlessly bullied, just like everyone else who has tried to get involved in the blockchain. See them guys.