Sega, one of Japan’s largest gaming companies, in collaboration with Double Jump Tokyo, another Japanese developer, has announced the launch of its first blockchain game. Based on Sega’s Sangokushi Wars franchise, the game will be built using Oasys, a Japanese scaling-focused project, and will support blockchain elements.
Sega launches its first blockchain game project
Sega, one of the most influential gaming companies based in Japan, has announced that it is building its first blockchain-based game. The project will be built by another gaming company, Double Jump Tokyo, and will be based on the popular Japanese arcade game, the Sangokushi Wars franchise.
Sangokushi Taisen is a series of strategy games in which players fight with virtual cards on a virtual field. The structure of the game lends itself to implementing blockchain elements, such as tokenization of some of the game’s assets and the transactional aspect of the cards. However, no company has announced how these blockchain elements will be included as part of the game mechanics.
A tentative release date for the game has not yet been announced, but Sega has not announced the development of a similar project.
Oasys Blockchain and Blockchain Gaming
Double Jump Tokyo has also announced that it will use Oasys, a Japanese gaming project, as the vehicle for the blockchain portion of the project. oasys is a blockchain initiative that can support many simultaneous players using the service The goal is scalability. With this and other upcoming releases, the company hopes to make its entry into the AAA gaming world.
Oasys has the support of traditional entertainment powerhouses and crypto companies such as Namco Bandai, Sega, Jump Crypto, and even Square Enix, which has become a validator of the chain and is currently seeking to launch blockchain games using the technology
Sega’s stance on non-fundable tokens (NFTs) and blockchain games has been ambiguous; in January, the company said it could abandon implementing these technologies in its games if they were seen as taking money away from customers. More recently, however, in April, Sega hinted at the possibility of including NFT and Metaverse elements as part of its “Super Game” development strategy.
Other AAA game companies, such as Ubisoft, are more explicit, launching their own NFT markets and including NFT elements in their major franchise games. Square Enix has also included blockchain as an important part of its future business plan.
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