Square Enix Officially Joins the Blockchain Game Alliance
Square Enix joins the likes of Ubisoft, AMD and Kongregate as a new member of the Blockchain Game Alliance. The Final Fantasy publisher and developer will look to support the organization’s efforts in promoting the use of blockchain in gaming.
It’s been announced that titular Final Fantasy publisher and developer Square Enix has officially joined the Blockchain Game Alliance.
The Alliance revealed the Japanese company as their recent new member on May 23rd. Square Enix joins the likes of Ubisoft, AMD, Kongregate, Animoca Brands, ConsenSys and many more as one of the sponsors of this organization.
The President of the Blockchain Game Alliance, Sebastien Borget, had the following to say in the official announcement:
“Square Enix is an early actor in the Blockchain Gaming industry, both as a seed investor in The Sandbox in 2019 and as a Developer and Publisher of web3 games. We’re delighted that this global gaming giant has officially joined the Blockchain Game Alliance and will further engage in the space alongside BGA activities and its 500+ members, contributing to expanding global adoption of the potential of this technology.”
The BGA is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the use of blockchain technologies in the gaming industry. It’s headed by Sebastien Borget, who is also the Co-Founder and COO of The Sandbox metaverse. Some of the other board members include YGG’s Gabby Dizon, Sky Mavis Co-Founder Aleksander Larsen, Ultra CEO & Founder Nicolas Gilot, and more.
Hideaki Uehara, Square Enix’s Director of Business Development, added the following:
“BGA has made a significant contribution to promoting blockchain gaming and helping members to advance their interests in the space. As a sponsor and a member, Square Enix will support BGA’s activities and promote blockchain gaming.”
Square Enix is no stranger to the world of blockchain gaming, so this membership was really on a matter of time, especially given their endorsements to this nascent field that they’ve showed in the past years and months. Just a month ago, the well-known gaming publisher decided to partner with Web3 gaming platform Elixir, while March 31st was marked with the release of Final Fantasy VII NFTs in celebration of the game’s 25th anniversary. They’re also developing their first Web3 game: Symbiogenesis.