square Enix announced a “new franchise” built around NFTs.
The company describes Symbiogenesis as “the first digital collection art project designed from the ground up for Web3 fans.”
According to Square Enix, Symbiogenesis is set in a self-contained world where “various characters live together, all of which can be collected as digital art.”
It promises to deliver “an interactive story and an engaged community.”
Player-collected “art” is “as characters in a story that takes place in an alternate world where players can ‘unravel’ mysteries by completing missions revolving around issues of resource monopoly and distribution.” can be used.
It can also be used as a profile picture for social media.
According to Square Enix, Symbiogenesis NFT sales will begin in spring 2023, along with a “free browser service.”
Square Enix shared the following in its June 2022 shareholder meeting report: Plans to Create a “Story-Focused” NFT.
As revealed in the report, the company’s medium-term goals include “developing blockchain games and entertainment products.”
However, when discussing how blockchain could affect the company’s biggest franchise, Square Enix’s president Yousuke Matsuda “It is still too early to think about making a Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy blockchain game.”
Square Enix was one of the first major publishers to declare support for NFTs.In the New Year’s card I sent out during the consecutive holidays last year, Matsuda Dedicated to creating blockchain and NFT games Part of Square Enix’s game portfolio.
The publisher has also started selling action figures that accompany the digital NFTs. His $129.99 Cloud Strife figure, due out this month, also has a “Digital Plus Edition” for $159.99.
The Digital Plus Edition is exclusive to the Square Enix Store, and is “a redemption ticket to redeem a digital certificate, computer or smart phone”.
Square Enix confirms the following in the item description:
However, he also warns that NFT may become useless in the future if the NFT platform “Enjin”, which distributes “digital figures”, stops its service.