Square Enix Partners with Oasys to Explore Development of New Blockchain Games

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Square Enix is the latest major gaming publisher to partner with Oasys, a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) based eco-friendly blockchain that claims to be “revolutionizing the gaming industry.” Best known for the Final Fantasy franchise, the publisher aims to “explore the feasibility of harnessing user contributions in the development and of new games” on the Oasys blockchain as part of the new initiative.

“We are excited to join the Oasys team and others in the gaming community on this project,” said Yosuke Saito, Director, Square Enix Blockchain Entertainment Division. “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.”

“To partner with a respected and ambitious gaming company such as Square Enix, helps us to accelerate our collective mission to bring blockchain gaming to the masses,” said Daiki Moriyama, Director at Oasys. “With our partnership, we will be able to truly bring new experiences and empower gaming fans from all backgrounds while helping to establish the next stage of growth for blockchain entertainment.”

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From an Oasys post:

Oasys, an environmentally-friendly, gaming-optimised Proof-of-Stake blockchain built for gamers by gamers, today announced that Square Enix, a global entertainment conglomerate, has joined its project as the final of 21 initial node validators on its platform.

As part of this initiative, Square Enix and Oasys will explore the feasibility of harnessing user contributions in the development and of new games on the Oasys blockchain.

Square Enix is one of the most established integrated entertainment companies in the world and is best known as the publisher of many iconic videogame franchises.

Square Enix has announced that a major strategic theme for the company going forward would be to explore the development of decentralised games, with tokenised economies built on the blockchain and launched its own Blockchain Entertainment Business division on April, 2022.

Square Enix is not the only major gaming publisher to join the Oasys blockchain. As indicated by the photo above, other notable validators include the likes of Bandai Namco Research, SEGA, Ubisoft, Netmarble, and Yield Guild Games.

Oasys’ founding team members include Hajime Nakatani, President & CEO of Bandai Namco Research, and Shuji Utsui, Co-Chief Operation Officer at Sega Corporation and CEO of Sega of America, as noted on Oasys.games.

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