Square Enix, the Japanese developer and publisher of AAA games, has announced the launch of a new NFT-based game franchise, titled Symbiogenesis. The experience, which will be built on top of Ethereum, will promote the use of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) as art that users can set as profile pictures and use in a separate NFT marketplace .
Square Enix announces Symbiogenesis NFT . project
Square Enix, one of Japan’s leading gaming companies, has announced Symbiogenesis, one of their first NFT-based interactive experiences. On November 3, as part of the company’s participation in the Game Developers Conference in India, Square Enix finally cleared Mystery surrounds the game, which is said to be related to the Parasite Eve franchise due to its name.
However, Square Enix has announced the premise of the game will be very different. The upcoming experience will revolve around a series of “symbiotic” characters, which can be collected as digital art in the form of NFTs. These art NFTs will be part of the story as the characters tackle a series of quests related to the theme of “monopoly and resource distribution”.
Square Enix indicated that the game will use Ethereum as part of the blockchain element for Symbiogenesis. The game was released in the spring of 2023.
Square Enix’s Web3 Commitment
While this is the first project the company is building from the ground up with a Web3 feature, Square Enix is one of the more traditional AAA game companies that have signaled their support for that kind of decentralized element. this in the game.
The company declares itself open to explore the development of blockchain games as part of partnership with Oasys, a Japanese Web3 gaming blockchain project. Square Enix is also participating as a validator for the Oasys blockchain, which is currently launching its mainnet.
In May, Square Enix made blockchain part of its business strategy, showing it will Think the launch of new IPs containing NFT is part of its world building elements. The description of Symbiogenesis is consistent with these statements.
Major corporate franchises have also been selected to be used as themes for future NFT products. In July, Square Enix announced it will launch an NFT collection of blockbuster Final Fantasy VII as part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary. They will be released on the Efinity network powered by Enjin.
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