Crypto News

Square Enix President, Yosuke Matsuda, Reiterates Desire To Make Play-To-Earn Blockchain Games

In a recent interview, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda outlined his vision for the company. He expressed his doubts about focusing only on traditional games, saying they would be “not enough” for Square Enix while discussing a future in which users would create content and be rewarded for their work.

“In the future, we would like to try our hand at providing ‘autonomous game content’,” said Matsuda. “Until now, in most games, we provided the content as a finished product and the players played that content. However, there are a certain number of players in the world who want to contribute to making games more interesting, by creating new settings and ways of playing. In the future, we want to utilize the power of these people to create games that will continue to evolve.”

Matsuda was previously criticized by some in the industry for a letter where he expressed the company’s enthusiasm for emerging trends and said it’s committed to making blockchain and NFT games. In the letter, the president said he believed blockchain games “hold the potential to enable self-sustaining game growth” by pushing the “play-to-earn” concept.

The exec also suggested that the ability for users to earn from their digital creations could revitalize user-generated content, and claimed the lack of incentives had previously limited user creation. However, at the time, Matsuda’s letter triggered an 8% jump in Square Enix’s share price, its biggest single-day increase since last August.

(All information was provided by Video Games Chronicle)

0 comments on “Square Enix President, Yosuke Matsuda, Reiterates Desire To Make Play-To-Earn Blockchain Games

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: