A new report claims that SEGA has shown no interest in Play-to-Earn Blockchain Games.
SEGA Snubs on Blockchain Games
Bloomberg reported that SEGA has now suspended its plans to develop its own blockchain games temporarily. They did not dismiss the technology entirely, but they are now showing any interest anymore.
“The action in play-to-earn games is boring,” Sega co-chief operating officer Shuji Utsumi told Bloomberg. “What’s the point if games are no fun?”
Third-Party Partners Can Use Assets But…
SEGA is currently letting its third-party partners create NFT games using some of its franchises, but they have set limits. They are not allowing them to use its biggest characters and associate them with blockchain titles to avoid potentially devaluing its IP.
“We’re looking into whether this technology is really going to take off in this industry, after all,” Utsumi said.
SEGA will continue investing in blockchain gaming despite suspending its interest in it. There is a chance that it could become more mainstream in the future, so better to keep it than letting it go completely.
“For the majority of people in the video game industry, what blockchain advocates say may sound a bit extreme, but that’s how the first penguin has always been,” Utsumi said. “We should never underestimate them.”