Sega CEO revealed in an interview that the company might not proceed with NFTs if it is only perceived by the players only as “simple money-making”.
Sega will be reconsidering its stance on introducing NFTs and getting on the bandwagon, unless it is completely certain about “what will be accepted and what will not be by the users”. The publisher seems to be reassessing its stance, in the light of the reaction of its users.
The Video Games Chronicle (VGC) has reported that Haruki Satomi, Sega CEO has, in an interview with Tweak Town, said that the publisher will have to “carefully assess” the introduction of NFTs into its products. This comes after players had a “negative reaction” to the company’s decision. Satomi further said that “if it is perceived as simple money-making, I would like to make a decision not to proceed”.
In April, 2021, in a tweet in Japanese, Sega had announced, via its official Twitter channel that it would be partnering up with another company for selling NFT digital content that would be utilizing the blockchain technology. But Sega CEO, Haruki Satomi’s comments at this juncture hint that, as of now, the publisher will be cooling down on its approach towards the same, till the time that it can “mitigate the negative elements”.
Sega CEO Haruki Satomi Reveals The Publisher Might Not Go Ahead With Its NFT Plans
Satomi states, “In terms of NFT, we would like to try out various experiments and we have already started many different studies and considerations but nothing is decided at this point regarding P2E”. Adding that, “There have been many announcement about this already including at overseas but there are users who shows negative reactions at this point.”
Speaking about the reaction of the players, towards influencing this decision of Sega, Satomi says, “There have been many announcements about this already including overseas but there are users who show negative reactions at this point. We need to carefully assess many things such as how we can mitigate the negative elements, how much we can introduce this within the Japanese regulation, what will be accepted and what will not be by the users.”
Satomi further says, “we will consider this further if this leads to our mission ‘Constantly Creating, Forever Captivating’, but if it is perceived as simple money-making, I would like to make a decision not to proceed”, on the publisher’s plans for proceeding with NFTs.