According to 4gamer, a Japanese gaming news media, SEGA will release a blockchain version of its card-based game series, Sangokushi Taisen (globally known as The Three Kingdoms). Under the development of Double Jump Tokyo, the new upcoming release will allow players to own cards and sell them within the game’s marketplace.
SEGA has not elaborated on how blockchain will be thoroughly implemented in the multiplayer card game. Still, it has been confirmed that it will use the Oasys project, Japanese blockchain technology for gaming. The company has yet to announce which platform Sangokushi Taisen will be and when it will launch. However, based on previous releases, it will most likely be found in arcades and mobile devices.
This announcement officially makes SEGA a supporter of NFT gaming after its previous story regarding Japanese gaming companies, such as Bandai Namco, Konami, and Atari, showing interest in applying blockchain to future game titles.
Becoming the Pioneer of Blockchain Gaming in the Country
While Sangokushi Taisen is an obscure title for the rest of the world, local Japanese gamers see it as one of the biggest names in the competitive card battle genre. The application of Oasys will let players mint cards and own exclusive cards they may use as critical tactical advantages or sell for a great price.
The competitive card action game debuted in 2005 and was a massive hit in Japan. With more popular companies in the gaming industry aware of the rise of GameFi, it may not be a surprise if the country will be the first in the world to make blockchain gaming a successful mainstream business model successfully.
This also means players can earn cryptocurrency just from competing in its community. Top players will earn massive NFT rewards and can put them up for sale in the in-game marketplace.
In its article, 4gamer said, “Oasys will be used in the development of the blockchain game. Oasys is a Japanese blockchain project announced to be launched in February 2022. With its unique chain structure optimized for games, Oasys aims to provide a more comfortable gameplay experience for users by solving the issues of current blockchain games, such as transaction speed and user fees. The consensus-building algorithm uses an environmentally friendly Proof of Stake (PoS) method.”
Double Jump Tokyo is the key developer of Oasys, which help solidify blockchain games with actual gameplay value – an element that many past blockchain games failed to capture. With permission to use a solid internal property from SEGA, it is Double Jump Tokyo’s opportunity to prove that blockchain gaming can be an entertaining experience and not primarily for earning money.
Gamers Still Doubting the Use Case of Blockchain
Blockchain gaming saw its epic success in 2021 when Axie Infinity proved that people could earn a living by playing a video game. However, this idea was not good for gamers as many see the hobby as passionate escapism and immersion into a new world, not a way to make money.
Big names like Ubisoft and Square Enix got heavy bombardment from gamers with negative comments after they declared their support for NFTs for their upcoming games. However, in the case of SEGA, the new Sangokushi Taisen is yet to receive feedback from long-time fans of the series and the entire Japanese gaming community.