Blockchain company Oasys recently announced that Square Enix is joining the platform as the final of 21 initial validators. As a result, Square Enix and Oasys will now work together on developing new blockchain games. The statement also stated that as a part of the initiative, the two companies “will explore the feasibility of harnessing user contributions in the development and of new games on the Oasys blockchain.”
Square Enix will work together with Oasys as a node validator
For those unaware of a node validator, a copy of the blockchain is reserved by Node Validators, and then the validator works to ensure that the system is being protected and kept safe and secure. There are 21 node validators of the upcoming blockchain now, including Ubisoft, Bandai Namco Research, Sega, Netmarbel, recently Square Enix, and more. These are the initial node validators, and Oasys might add more in the future.
Square Enix together will be giving a hand to Oasys to extend and explore the contribution of users in the development of new games based on blockchain technology. Oasys is a blockchain made mainly for gaming with the founding members Hajime Nakatani, the CEO and Research President of Bandai Namco, the co-chief operating officer at Sega, and the CEO at Sega of America Shuji Utsumi.
Square Enix is one of the many latest investors in blockchain technology
There are a few very large publishers who invested in building the dream blockchain technology; Square Enix is one of them. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda previously announced that blockchain technology would be their company’s “major topic” in 2022. Square Enix also built an Entertaining Business Division in April. In May, after selling its western studios and IP to Embracer, the company said that it was “accelerating” the investment in its “focus fields,” which consisted of blockchain technology, cloud-based servers, and Artificial intelligence.
Yosuke Saito, Director, Square Enix Blockchain Entertainment Division said, “We are excited to join the Oasys team and others in the gaming community on this project. Our shared enthusiasm for Web3 gaming makes this an exciting partnership for and we look forward to gaining insights that can advance the creation of all-new play experiences for gamers across the globe.”
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