Square Enix remains resolute in its commitment to launching blockchain games throughout 2023 and beyond, even in the face of mounting criticism over the incorporation of NFTs and blockchain technology within the gaming industry. The publisher is undeterred and continues to develop a variety of blockchain-related games set to debut this year, next year, and possibly even further into the future.
According to the trailer’s accompanying details, fans can anticipate the launch of the project’s official website on March 17th, which will also mark the commencement of a “Scheduled Free Mint campaign.” The project’s roadmap on the teaser website reveals the same timeline.
Symbiogenesis is set to revolutionize NFT entertainment by combining a rich narrative with 10,000 distinctive NFT characters. These characters, featuring a diverse range of races and professions, will be portrayed through stunning bust-up images that can double as profile pictures. The project’s six-chapter rollout ensures that fans have plenty to look forward to.
Despite the recent resignation of Square Enix’s president, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to the ambitious Symbiogenesis project.
Addressing investor concerns that the quality of Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy titles may be too high for sustainable growth, CEO Yosuke Matsuda reiterated the company’s dedication to NFT and blockchain games in the coming years. This response was met with disappointment by many, as the gaming community has been vocally opposing the integration of blockchain games and NFT projects within the industry.
“We have organized our pipeline so that major title launches will not be concentrated solely in FY2024/3. We aim to have a well-distributed array of new releases in FY2025/3 and beyond. Additionally, we hope that you will eagerly anticipate the blockchain games we plan to launch in FY2024/3 and thereafter.”
The gaming industry has seen several companies attempt to venture into the blockchain and NFT space with limited success. Ubisoft’s foray into NFT-focused projects, starting with Ghost Recon Breakpoint, faced significant community backlash and ultimately faltered. In July 2022, the cryptocurrency market crashed and NFT sales reached record lows, more than a year after they first gained traction.