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apanese gaming behemoths are preparing for widespread blockchain adaptation, and they will not be swayed by gamers who are opposed to crypto and nonfungible tokens.

Oasys Representative Director Ryo Matsubara stressed that the project's big-name partners like Bandai Namco, Sega, and Square Enix aren't just jumping on the crypto hype train. There's a long-term perspective for blockchain-based Play-to-Earn (P2E) gaming.

"At the executive level, we have a shared vision about blockchain. They don't want to] modify that policy. They truly recognize the foreseeable adoption of it. They're not just thinking about revenue; they want to establish the next future of gaming."

Bandai Namco created popular titles such as Tekken and Pac-Man, Sega's most well-known title is generally regarded as Sonic the Hedgehog, and Square Enix created the massively popular Final Fantasy franchise.

When asked if these companies intend to integrate blockchain technology into their existing gaming franchises, Matsubara stated that they are instead focusing on developing brand new blockchain games.

He noted that because this is an ultimately "new model" of gaming, it will take some time for these large corporations to consider broader collaboration with traditional games.

When it comes to what must be improved in gaming, Matsubara stated that a big problem so far is that many projects are overly reliant on the price of tokens. As a result, speculation rather than gameplay is in higher demand.

He said there would be an adjustment as projects work to generate genuine excitement for the games themselves, most likely by enhancing the overall gaming experience.

This was echoed by Luke Sillay, the lead community manager at Australia-based designer and Animoca Brands subsidiary Blowfish Studios, who was also present at the event. He stated in an interview with Cointelegraph that more people want "fun to play" games rather than simply a hustle to earn tokens.

Oasys' proof-of-stake blockchain is explicitly designed for gaming and is expected to launch its official mainnet in the final few months of this year. Matsubara also hinted that big-name partners' games would most likely be announced next year.

Outside of Japan, large western gaming companies like Fortnite developer Epic Games have recently increased their visibility in gaming. Mythical Games' Blankos Block Party, a free-to-play NFT game, was added to the Epic Games store last week.

In July, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney noted that his company would not follow Microsoft's Minecraft in forbidding NFT integrations in games.

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Sep 19, 2022
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