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SEGA backtracks on blockchain, admits that pay-to-play games are boring



SEGA, once intrigued by the power of blockchain, appears to have changed course, with company COO Shuji Utsumi saying “Action in play-to-earn games is boring. What’s the point if the games aren’t fun?”

while talking to Bloomberg, Utsumi said that SEGA doesn’t want to dilute the strength of its biggest IPs, like Sonic the Hedgehog, by allowing them to be used in third-party blockchain games. The executive raised doubts as to whether the superior publisher would implement or not Web3 technology Also in future projects, stating: “We’re looking to see if this technology is really going to take off in this industry.”

At the dizzying speed at which technology advances and life on the Internet happens, NFTs seem like they’re already in the rearview mirror. However, SEGA hasn’t completely closed the door on the whole non-fungible thing, which means the company will still feature characters from some of its lesser-known franchises until the blockchain games are announced later this year, but We imagine that the reception to that inevitable revelation will not be the least frosty.


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