Saga manager is curious about non-fungible tokens and their role in the industry
It is a fact that gamers have not welcomed NFTs even though various companies want to introduce them into their games at all costs. In the middle of the year, Square Enix stated that it is interested in non-fungible tokens and their possible uses in the industry.
He also stressed that he has his sights set on Blockchain technology , but for now it is not known how he will exploit these elements in the future in his titles. Now, one of its main developers has also shown an interest in NFTs.
We refer to Yoshinori Kitase , who in May 2021 became the manager of Final Fantasy after the departure of veteran Shinji Hashimoto. In a recent Famitsu column (via Siliconera ), the creative spoke briefly about his curiosity about NFTs.
YOSHINORI KITASE IS INTERESTED IN NFTS AND WANTS TO MAKE MORE GAMES IN 2022
Before you worry too much, you should know that Kitase did not mention anything or hint at the arrival of non-fungible tokens to Final Fantasy or other major Square Enix sagas. What happened was that he simply claimed to be interested in new technologies.
For this reason, the role that the NFT and the Metaverse can have within the video game industry is asked. The creative is eager to see how these elements will influence the market in the distant future.
On the other hand, he claimed that he wants to work and take over major Square Enix franchises, so his goal for 2022 is to make more games. Specifically, he mentioned 2 popular franchises. One of them is of course Final Fantasy and the other Star Ocean .
While Kitase is only interested in NFTs out of sheer curiosity for now, it is a given that Square Enix will continue in this market. So it is not completely ruled out that the creative has a project in mind to take advantage of them in some project.