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Square Enix Makes Their Blockchain Ambitions Real By Joining Oasys

The Final Fantasy makers have picked their blockchain partner

Gaming legend Square Enix has taken a major step in realising the blockchain dreams the company spelt out earlier this year. Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda stated that traditional game development, most especially in the domestic Japanese market, is simply “not enough” and that blockchain tech would be “a major strategic theme” through 2022 as they seek to “utilise the power of autonomous game content to create games that will continue to evolve”.

Now those plans have just got a major step up as the firm perhaps most famous for the creation of Final Fantasy, revealed a partnership with Oasys to use their upcoming blockchain for their future decentralised entertainment projects.

Node validator

Square Enix joins as one of an initial 21 node validators on the Oasys blockchain with more to come as the service launches later this year. Oasys aims to be environmentally sound through its use of proof of stake technology and is already a partner with big gaming names such as Bandai Namco Research, Sega, Ubisoft, Com2uS, Netmarble, WeMade and Yield Guild Games.

The primary goal of the partnership is quoted as being in exploring “the feasibility of harnessing user contributions in the development of new games on the Oasys blockchain.”

Square Enix created its Blockchain Entertainment Business division in April after selling its Western studios and IP to Embracer and formed a partnership with Enjin for NFT projects in July.

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Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the world's biggest entertainment, home and tech media brands. He's reviewed all the greats, interviewed countless big names, and reported on thousands of releases in the fields of video games, music, movies, tech, gadgets, home improvement, self build, interiors, garden design and more. He’s the ex-Editor of PSM3, GamesMaster, Future Music and ex-Group Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Musician, Guitarist, Guitar World, Computer Music and more. He renovates property and writes fun things for great websites.

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