Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda has once again shared his interest in exploring the world of blockchain video games.
As reported and translated by VGC, Matsuda spoke to Yahoo Japan and shared that focusing on only traditional games would be “not enough” for the future of the company. His thoughts revolve around rewarding those players who want to create content for the games they love.
“In the future, we would like to try our hand at delivering ‘autonomous gaming content,'” Matsuda said. “Until now, in most games we have delivered the content as a finished product, and the players played that content. Is a certain number of players in the world who want to help make games more interesting by creating new frameworks and ways of playing . ”
Matsuda went on to say that instead of hoping that players would only create content for games because it was their passion, he believes there could be a world where the company can encourage those who go beyond creating something special using “technologies such as blockchain.”
“In the future, we want to use the power of these people to create games that will continue to evolve,” Matsuda said. “If, instead of relying on goodwill, we can also provide incentives to those who contribute to development using technologies such as blockchain, there is the potential for innovative and interesting content to be created based on users’ ideas.”
These comments follow the controversial letter written by Matsuda on New Year’s Day 2022, which was about NFTs, blockchain games, Metaverse and more.
At the very least, Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that he and the team have no intentions of incorporating NFTs into the MMO.
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