Sega’s Super Game Project involves multiple games, may include NFTs
Sega revealed more details about its “Super Game” project, which consists of several games and the potential integration of NFT and cloud technologies.
In an interview on Sega Japan’s recruitment website which was translated by VGC, Executive Vice President Shuji Utsumi explained the company’s new strategy. “Sega offers a wide range of game content, including arcade hardware and content, which is made possible by its diverse range of technologies,” Utsumi said. “We have defined ‘Super Game’ as the development of AAA titles that span Sega’s full suite of technologies, and we will aim to achieve this in our five-year plan.”
According to Utsumi, there are several titles being developed under the Super Game framework and each one is designed to “go beyond” the traditional games framework. For a Sega title to meet the criteria of a great game, it will need to be cross-platform, have a simultaneous global release, feature global multilingual development, and have AAA scope in its design.
As for how other technologies will be incorporated into Sega’s Super Game design, Sega Producer Masayoshi Kikuchi mentioned social media and viewing game videos as natural extensions for the future of gaming that will take place. will also expand to new areas such as cloud gaming and NFT. “We also develop Super Game from the perspective of how different games can be connected to each other,” Kikuchi said.
Sega began laying the groundwork for its Super Game project in November when it entered into a “strategic alliance” with Microsoft that will see the company develop games using the Azure cloud platform. Sega’s NFTs were filed in January, although CEO Haruki Satomi later noted that the move was met with negativity from Sega fans.
Currently, Sega has several projects in development with its IP. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is proving to be a blockbuster in theaters that could lead to a Sonic Cinematic Universe, and Sonic Frontiers is set to release on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.