Line’s US-based web3 enterprise, Line Next, is partnering up with Sega to develop a blockchain recreation utilizing considered one of Sega’s traditional recreation IPs, which is as-yet unannounced.
As a part of its plans to make web3 gaming mainstream, Line Next will convey the sport to its native web3 recreation platform Recreation Dosi, in addition to help NFT manufacturing, tokenomics and advertising. Earlier in July, Recreation Dosi launched its first web3 roguelite recreation Body Arms Woman: Dream Stadium in 180 nations and it’s engaged on in-house title Undertaking GD.
“Through this partnership, Game Dosi will provide web3 content that anyone can easily enjoy, including Sega fans,” stated Line Next’s CEO Youngsu Ko.
This deal must be seen in gentle of the headlines lately surrounding Sega, primarily based on an interview in Bloomberg with co-COO Shuji Utsumi, who stated “The action in play-to-earn games is boring. What’s the point if games are no fun?”.
Regardless of play-to-earn video games not being the identical as blockchain video games, Utsumi was reported by a number of journalists to have given web3 video games a bashing, and claimed that Sega was backing away from the business.
As is obvious nonetheless, not solely by way of the signing with Line Next, is the opposite; Sega stays open to additional involvement in web3 gaming. The Japanese recreation developer continues to be a validator for the Oasys blockchain, it’s licensing its Sangokushi Taisen IP to considered one of Double Leap.Tokyo’s forthcoming TCG’s Battle of Three Kingdoms and is presently working with different unannounced builders.
The truth is, Utsumi expresses a hopeful outlook on the facility of blockchain, saying “For the majority of people in the video game industry, what blockchain advocates say may sound a bit extreme, but that’s how the first penguin has always been (…) We should never underestimate them”.