Sega won’t go ahead with NFT plans ‘if it’s considered easy money making’

November 2021, Sega’s Second Quarter Results Mentions that the publisher plans to partner with Microsoft to develop cloud-powered “super games.” Exactly what these supergames are may be murky, but apparently “the amount spent on them will be in the range of 1.00 to 15 billion yen at most”. Given that Sega received 100 billion yen in business investment, or about $865,313,900, that leaves a substantial amount for other projects, including “investment in new areas such as NFTs.”

After a recent backlash against the proposal to include NFTs in video games and the problematic “play as money” model associated with it, it was only a matter of time before Sega addressed the issue.So, at a management meeting last month, as adjust town, Sega President and Group CEO Haruki Satomi did note the “negative reaction” NFTs received.