Square Enix president still wants to push forward with blockchain games despite widespread backlash

Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda still seems to want to push forward with play-to-earn blockchain games, based on a recent interview.

Speaking to Yahoo Japan, Matsuda once again spoke of his desire for Square Enix to incorporate the blockchain into Square Enix’s games – something he mentioned at the start of the year, despite acknowledging the widespread backlash to all things blockchain and NFTs.

“In the future, we would like to try our hand at providing ‘autonomous game content’,” Matsuda said in the interview (translations by VGC). “Until now, in most games, we provided the content as a finished product and the players played that content. However, there are a certain number of players in the world who want to contribute to making games more interesting, by creating new settings and ways of playing.”

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