Sega explained a little more about its “Supergame” project, what it involves and its plans in a VGC report. Although it was originally interpreted that they were likely referring to a single big title, SEGA has now revealed that the Supergame initiative will span multiple titles.
In May 2021, the company explained in a financial results presentation that its long-term plans included a five-year strategy called “creating a Supergame”. 100 billion yen would be invested there, that is to say approximately 800 million euros. Currently, about 50 people are involved, but the final number is expected to be several hundred employees.
In an interview on the Sega Japan recruitment site – which was translated by VGC – Executive Vice President Shuji Utsumi explains that “Sega offers a wide range of video game content, including hardware and arcades, which is made possible by its diverse range of technologies. We have defined ‘Supergame’ as the development of AAA games that cross across the full range of SEGA technologies, and we will try to achieve this in our five-year plan.”
When talking about various technologies that SEGA has developed recently, obviously NFTs are included. In the same interview, producer Masayoshi Kikuchi explained that “the natural extension of the future of video games is to expand into new areas like the cloud and NFTs. We are developing the Supergame from the perspective of distance that we can take the link between the different games.”
Last January, nearly a week after Sega CEO Haruki Satomi explained that Sega would walk away from NFTs if public response was negative, the company trademarked “Sega NFT.”
Utsumi confirmed that “several titles are being developed as part of the Supergame, and while each title will vary, there is no doubt that there will be interactive titles that go beyond the traditional video game perspective. “. The Supergame should fulfill four characteristics: that it is a triple A, that it is cross-platform, that it has multilingual development and that it is launched worldwide at the same time.