LINE NEXT Teams Up with SEGA to Bring a Classic Game to Web3
LINE NEXT, a division of the mobile messaging service LINE, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SEGA in order to bring a classic game to the Web3 gaming platform, GAME DOSI.
LINE NEXT has announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SEGA in order to attain a license for one of the latter’s classic games that will allow the former to bring it to their Web3 gaming platform, GAME DOSI.
LINE NEXT is a division of the mobile Japanese company, LINE. The South Korea-based division is focused on expanding its NFT gaming ecosystem, and this new agreement marks a step forward in that direction. By signing this agreement, one of SEGA’s classic games will be making its way to GAME DOSI – which one though, remains unclear. What we do know is that it will be from an “immensely popular” IP, but other than that, there are no concrete details as of writing.
Youngsu Ko, the CEO of LINE NEXT, said the following in a statement, as reported by GamesBeat:
“LINE NEXT is pleased to be teaming up with SEGA to bring some exciting gaming to the Web3 space for gamers around the world. Through this partnership, GAME DOSI will provide Web3 content that anyone can easily enjoy, including SEGA fans.”
GAME DOSI is a Web3 gaming platform that launched in May this year under the slogan “Gamer First, Web3 Next.” The platform aims to provide user- and game-centered services, and the first 5 six titles for it have been revealed, one of which is the company’s own in-house game titled “Project GD.”
The news of this agreement between the two companies comes shortly after SEGA Co-COO Shuji Utsumi said that “play-to-earn is boring,” while also adding the following: “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. We should never underestimate them.”
SEGA also announced that, while they will continue making investments in this growing space, they will back away from creating their own blockchain games for the time being, opting to mostly rely on third-parties instead, as can be seen with this new agreement. However, in a Bloomberg interview, they mentioned that they won’t allow their biggest franchises to be turned into Web3 titles in order to avoid devaluing their most important IP. This seems somewhat in contrast with this new agreement for an “immensely popular” IP, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of classic game will get to set up a potentially new home in the world of blockchain gaming.