we Very close..As The NFT market was hit by a single weather crash rear anotherAnd as some crypto-based games Lost hundreds of millions of moneyFor a moment, it seemed that the gaming industry might understand what it meant. But not. This week alone, two major political parties have announced their commitment to crush NFTs and video games together.
SQUARE ENIX, a legendary publisher who seems keen to fill all the ounces of goodwill accumulated over the years and then dance on the grave, has doubled. That obsession Blockchain technology..
Earlier this year, Square Enix Sold off a handful of top-notch studios-include Deus Ex With Maker Eidos Montreal tomb Raider Steward Crystal Dynamics — $ 300 million. Around the same time The company has expressed a clear intention Focus on incorporating blockchain technology into your game.Company’s 2022 Shareholders’ Meeting ReportPublished this week (via Siriconera), He said he plans to introduce a “story-focused NFT” into the game.
It’s not clear how this blockchain technology will introduce new features that don’t yet exist in video games. Square Enix representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
Also this week, a duo of former PlayStation executives Michael Mannbauer and John Garvin announced the establishment of a new studio. Liithos (Tagline: “From impossible to inevitable”), Hedera crypto network.. Mambauer, Previously co-founded person Indie Studio That’s No Moon, Resigned from his role As CEO earlier this year. (That’s No Moon was founded last year and hasn’t released the game yet.) Some of his mission statements to Liithos are:
I want to see a world where my favorite characters and stories never end even after the game is over. It has been my dream for decades. The biggest hurdle to overcome was that there was no meaningful way to connect the different entertainment worlds in the right way. Web 3 unleashes the power to transform the way we interact with entertainment. Imagine reading your favorite comics or watching the latest season of your favorite show. However, they are all based on the same wonderful world. Even better, watching the show gives you something that adds incredible value to the fun of the game. Is that possible?
The first game of Liithos AshfallThe post-apocalyptic action game was set hundreds of years ahead in the Pacific Northwest. Liithos Currently selling comics based on Ashfall $ 100 (“Scheduled delivery date 9/23”). Garvin, who previously created and directed an open world survival game Days GoneWorks as, Ashfallof Creative director.
It’s unclear how Liithos plans to get blockchain-based games beyond the historically rigorous console storefront authentication process.Through the representative, Mumbauer said Kotaku In other words, “Development will take some time, but [but] We believe that the integration of technologies that expands Transmedia’s goals will eventually be online. or, [to] If you haven’t created media that can take advantage of it, connect it with a focus on the back end of your technology. Ashfall.. “
this week, NFT.NYC We are hosting the fourth annual festival of Crypto Brothers hordes coming down to New York City. One of the main stages was directly across the street. Kotaku HQ; I walk from the subway to the office every day Fleece half zipper and polyester chinos, meant walking in the sea with red plastic straps.Participants flocked outside business hours Drink sour Prosecco and talk about “Gary V” in a quiet and pious tone at the SoHo and Williamsburg galleries.
It’s one thing to hear, read, or look at this from a distance, as the venerable publishers of good games generally make terrible business decisions. Seeing enthusiasm really clearly is something else.
We were very close.