For the New Year, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda has released a letter to investors, gamers, and other interested parties about the publisher’s future plans. That’s how we learned last year that Square Enix wanted to invest in NFTs to motivate gamers. In 2022, this resolution was effectively implemented, starting with a new NFT store where users can purchase Final Fantasy NFTs, among other things. A little later, a rather vague teaser followed, which many players thought was a remake of Parasite Eve. Unfortunately, this turned out to be another NFT project that will allow players to “unravel the story” in the spring of 2023.
More Blockchain Games Coming From Square Enix In 2023
Unsurprisingly, the publisher’s blockchain attempts weren’t well received by gamers, and Square Enix had to take a lot of flak. Although only a fraction of users are actually interested in NFT projects, Matsuda explained in his letter this year that Square Enix remains focused on developing blockchain-based entertainment and will announce many more games using blockchain technology in 2023.
“As for new business areas, we have identified three priority investment areas in our medium-term business plan. Of these, we are most focused on blockchain entertainment, to which we have dedicated aggressive investments and business development efforts From the outside, I can say that Blockchain has gained significant recognition in 2022, as evidenced by “Web 3.0″ becoming a well-established buzzword among businessmen .”
“Our group is developing several blockchain games based on original IPs, some of which we announced last year, and we are making preparations that will allow us to unveil even more titles this year. […] Blockchain has created both excitement and excitement, but with that in mind, we hope blockchain gaming will enter a new phase of growth in 2023.”
With their blockchain efforts, Square Enix definitely has a pretty tough battle ahead. According to Yosuke Matsuda, blockchain technology could “gain significant recognition” in 2022, but at least in the gaming industry, most users react more with dislike than approval.