Sega says its “Super Game” plan will span multiple games and may use NFTs

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Its parent company Sega Sammy then claimed in November that it would consider investing up to ¥100.0 billion ($882 million) over the next five years to achieve its Super Game ambitions.

At the time it was assumed that the “Super Game” would be a single, massive title, but a new internal interview has clarified that it refers to a description Sega is giving to a series of planned high-budget games.

In an interview on Sega Japan’s recruitment website (translated by VGC), Executive Vice President Shuji Utsumi explains, “Sega offers a wide variety of game content, including hardware and arcade content, made possible by its diverse technologies. We have defined ‘SuperGame’ as the development of AAA titles that span SEGA’s comprehensive suite of technologies, and we will aim to achieve that in our five-year plan.”

Utsumi further explained, “Several titles will be developed as part of SuperGame, and while each title will be different, there is no doubt that these will be interactive titles that go beyond the traditional scope 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 Utsumi, a SuperGame title must meet four main criteria: “(i) multiplatform, (ii) global multilingual development, (iii) simultaneous worldwide release, and (iv) AAA title. In other words, you can imagine game development reaching that of a global blockbuster.”

Sega General Manager Katsuya Hisai added, “Several projects are currently underway for SuperGame. In my department, around 50 people are already involved in the initial phase. We assume that the final number of employees will be several hundred.”

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Sega recently registered a trademark for “Sega NFT” and has now proposed to include NFTs in its “SuperGame” project

The Super Game project could also involve cloud technology and NFTs, two technologies Sega has recently gotten involved with.

Sega producer Masayoshi Kikuchi explained in the same interview: “Gaming has a history of expansion through the merging of different cultures and technologies. For example, social networking and watching game videos are more recent examples.

“It’s a natural extension for the future of gaming that it will expand into new areas like cloud gaming and NFT. We are also developing SuperGame with a view to how far different games can be connected together.”

Sega announced in November that this was the case agreed “a strategic alliance” with Microsoftin which the Japanese gaming giant develops games with the registered a trademark for ‘Sega NFT’a week after CEO Haruki Satomi seemed to have cooled off at the idea something acknowledging the current negativity in the NFT landscape.