Back in May last year, Sega announced that they were working on a “super game” that would take about five years to develop. Approximately 100.0 billion yen would also be invested in this project by Sega’s parent company. If you were hoping this would be a generational, genre-defining title, you’ll be disappointed. It turns out that this “supergame” is actually just the project name for several games, some of which might contain NFTs.
This news comes from an internal interview between Sega Japan’s recruitment website and Executive Vice President Shuji Utsumi (thanks for translating VGC).
“Sega offers a wide range of game content, including hardware and arcade content, made possible by its diverse technologies,” said Technologies’ Utsumi, and we will aim to achieve that in our five-year plan.”
He further explained that a number of titles are being developed under the SuperGame umbrella. While each will be unique in its own right, they will all be “interactive titles that go beyond the traditional framework of gaming.”
“For example, in the past people who played games were called gamers, but now watching games has become a culture of its own and such people could no longer be called gamers. I think there is great potential in the relationship between people who play and watch games. We’re thinking about creating new entertainment within those possibilities.”
According to him, there are four main criteria that a SuperGame title must meet. It must run on multiple platforms, be developed in multiple languages, have a simultaneous global release, and be triple-A quality. According to Sega CEO Katsuya Hisai, several projects are already underway, in which around 50 people are currently involved.
And in the latest information we received about SuperGame, Sega Producer Masayoshi Kikuchi stated, “Gaming has a history of expansion through the merging of different cultures and technologies. For example, social networking and watching game videos are recent examples and it is a natural extension for the future of gaming that will expand into new areas such as cloud gaming and NFT. We are also developing SuperGame with a view to how far different games can be connected together.”
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