CEO of Final Fantasy company Square Enix believes play-to-earn gaming has a future
Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda continues to express his willingness to develop play-to-earn blockchain games, despite backlash from his previous statement.
Yosuke Matsuda, the CEO of Final Fantasy publisher and developer Square Enix has recently reaffirmed his interest in blockchain gaming in an interview with Yahoo Japan.
The president of the renowned gaming publisher thinks that dedicating resources completely towards developing traditional games is not enough for the Japanese conglomerate, stating his desire to work on 'autonomous game content' in the future.
“Until now, in most games, we provided the content as a finished product and the players played that content. However, there are a certain number of players in the world who want to contribute to making games more interesting, by creating new settings and ways of playing.”
“In the future, we want to utilize the power of these people to create games that will continue to evolve."
Yosuke believes players who "play to contribute" should be rewarded for their creations in crypto, and that in doing so could spark new life into user-generated content.
"If, instead of relying on goodwill, we can also provide incentives to those who contribute to development by utilizing technologies such as blockchain, there is a possibility that innovative and interesting content can be created from the ideas of users."
This is not the first time that the Square Enix president has shown interest in blockchain technology and NFTs. Previously in a New Year's letter, Yasuke Matsuda conveyed his hopes of the aforementioned two becoming a ‘major trend’ in gaming, causing an 8% increase in the company’s share price at the time, despite divided opinion from people in the gaming industry and gamers in general.