Many Gaming companies have already started selling digital items as NFTs. Ubisoft launched its NFT experiment a few weeks ago but faced some backlash from Fans and their own Developers.
In a Company Letter from January 1 2022 Square Enix CEO Matsuda is sharing some thoughts on the Subject as well. Whats most interesting is that he said that Square Enix could introduce its own cryptocurrency to power its games.
“I realize that some people who ‘play to have fun’ and who currently form the majority of players have voiced their reservations toward these new trends, and understandably so,” he wrote.
“However, I believe that there will be a certain number of people whose motivation is to ‘play to contribute,’ by which I mean to help make the game more exciting.
It’s a “major change” for fans according to the publisher
Matsuda said that incorporating “decentralized games” into Square Enix’s games portfolio, in addition to traditional games, will be “a major strategic theme for us starting in 2022.”
He wrote: “The basic and elemental technologies to enable blockchain games already exist, and there has been an increase in the societal literacy and acceptance of crypto assets in the past few years.