Japanese game developers Bandai Namco and SEGA, known for the Tekken and Sonic the Hedgehog franchises respectively, are reportedly venturing into blockchain gaming, per blockchain project Oasys Representative Director Ryo Matsubara.
Oasys is known as a partner to both game companies, including another giant company, Square Enix. Matsubara, in an interview with Cointelegraph, revealed that its collaborators are looking for a long-term venture into blockchain-based gaming.
In his statement, Matsubara claimed that Oasys and its Japanese business partners have a “shared vision about blockchain at the executive level” and went so far as having suggested the companies’ immutable stance on the policy. Furthermore, he also mentioned how deep the companies’ awareness with regards to the “future adoption of blockchain.”
But he also went to dismiss the notion of revenue as being the primary driver for the move. Instead, he said that the game companies in question simply wanted to create “the future [of gaming].”
Square Enix, the company known for the popular JRPG Final Fantasy, had officially taken its stake to enter the blockchain tech space when it went for a share transfer agreement with Embracer Group AB as well as sold its intellectual properties (IPs) and overseas studios in May this year.