Final Fantasy 14
It raised a few eyebrows when Square Enix announced it was selling off a pair of western developers and a slate of its valuable IPs, and would use that money to invest in…the blockchain, among other things. Now we know more specifically what Square Enix’s plans are in that space, which they are laying out in the midst of a crypto market crash and the cratering of NFT values and interest.
But here’s what they’re doing:
Why does all this sound…very bad to outsiders?
We will see what happens with Square Enix’s plans. They have convinced themselves this is worth investing in, and while I understand the desire to find some alternative to AAA single player games that costs hundreds of millions of dollars, this very much feels like barking up the wrong tree in the current climate.
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