Sega could incorporate NFTs in Super Game project
A new interview with Sega executive VP Shuji Utsumi reveals the Super Game project consists of multiple AAA titles, with NFTs and cloud gaming described to be a part of the future of gaming.
The mystery around Sega’s ‘Super Game’ project is slowly starting to clear away. Initially announced as a long-term 5-year plan in May 2021, and then revealed in November of the same year by parent company Sega Sammy Holdings that it may invest up to ¥100.0 billion ($882 million) in the project, a new interview has revealed that Super Game is more than just one AAA title, and that NFTs might have a part to play.
Super Game represents Sega’s 5-year strategic plan to create multiple AAA titles that will be interconnected with each other. In November 2021, Sega made a deal with Microsoft to use their Azure cloud platform as a crucial component in the Super Game project.
Executive VP Shuji Utsumi said the following in an interview available on Sega Japan’s recruitment website:
“Sega offers a wide range of game content, including hardware and arcade content, which is made possible by its diverse range of technologies. We have defined ‘SuperGame’ as the development of AAA titles that cross over SEGA’s comprehensive range of technologies, and we will aim to achieve this in our five-year plan.”
“Several titles are being developed within the framework of SuperGame, and while each title will vary, there is no doubt that they will be interactive titles that go beyond the traditional framework of games.”
Masayoshi Kikuchi, a producer at Sega, added the following during the interview:
“Gaming has a history of expansion through the connection of various cultures and technologies. For example, social networking and game video viewing are recent examples.”
“It is a natural extension for the future of gaming that it will expand to involve new areas such as cloud gaming and NFT. We are also developing SuperGame from the perspective of how far different games can be connected to each other.”
With Sega filing in a trademark for “Sega NFT” in January this year in Japan, a week after CEO Haruki Satomi acknowledged the negativity surrounding NFTs, the likelihood of non-fungible tokens having a role in the Super Game project is getting higher.
Special thanks to VGC for translating the interview.