SEGA Teams Up with Line Next to Bring a Classic Popular Game to Web3 Platform Game Dosi

Line Next Inc., the venture arm of Line (the mobile messaging platform similar to Meta‘s Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp) dedicated to expanding the NFT ecosystem, announced a major collaboration with SEGA. They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SEGA Corporation to license one of SEGA’s beloved classic games for the Web3 gaming platform Game Dosi.

This partnership will enable LINE NEXT to utilize one of SEGA’s highly popular game IPs and transform it into a Web3 game. The newly developed title will be featured exclusively on Game Dosi, offering enhanced NFT production, digital payments, and marketing activities.

The goal is to promote the adoption of Web3 gaming, making it accessible to gamers worldwide. While specific details about the game are yet to be disclosed, fans can expect more information to be revealed in the near future.

Youngsu Ko, CEO of Line Next, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, 

Line Next is pleased to be teaming up with SEGA to bring some exciting gaming to the Web3 space for gamers around the world. Through this partnership, GAME DOSI will provide Web3 content that anyone can easily enjoy, including SEGA fans.”

But SEGA Recently Said They Are Not Interested in Developing NFT/Blockchain Games at the Moment

You may have misinterpreted the headlines. SEGA’s co-chief operating officer, Shuji Utsumi, told Bloomberg recently that ‘pay-to-earn’ NFT/Blockchain games are boring. However, he further clarified his statement and implied that the technology is not entirely off the table. According to Utsumi, the company has opted to put its plans to develop its own blockchain games on hold, citing a lack of enthusiasm within the “play-to-earn” game sector. 

The action in play-to-earn games is boring. What’s the point if games are no fun?”

Shuji Utsumi
SEGA arcade center in Japan | Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash

Instead, SEGA decided to take a different approach by allowing third-party partners to create NFT games utilizing some of its franchises. However, it is important to note that the company has chosen to exclude its most popular characters from these collaborations in order to safeguard their value.

Taking into account the full context from Shuji Utsumi, it is much easier to understand that SEGA’s partnership with Line Next is part of its different approach of licensing its IPs (excluding its more popular ones like Sonic the Hedgehog) to third-party companies to develop games revolving around the Blockchain ecosystem.

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Abdullah Amin

Abdullah is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the gaming industry. With a strong background in writing and research, he is able to provide in-depth analysis and informative articles for a wide range of gaming audiences.
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