/Square Enix is ​​still making that NFT game, in 2023

Square Enix is ​​still making that NFT game, in 2023

Pretty much every time we post a video game trailer on this website, it’s either because we think it’s cool or we’re using it to illustrate some kind of gameplay or cinematic point. In this case, however, we are not doing anything.

In this case, we are here to marvel. to wonder To laugh, even. In symbiogenesisaka Square Enix’s NFT game, which got its first “proper” trailer today.

SYMBIOGENESIS Teaser Movie vol.1【CINEMA SIZE ver.】

This is a great project for the company! This is partly why they downloaded tomb Raider! So they could… make a game about… selling NFTs. That’s all. That’s what this game is all about (not that you can find out anything else from that barren footage). It’s about Square Enix making 10,000 NFTs and then trying to sell them in a video game as items, in The Year Of Our Lord 2023, a whole year after the NFT scam went down and the only people who care are the idiots. left holding the bag, the assholes with names like LamboGuy6352349234.eth.

Wait, what is the game really about?

Who knows! symbiogenesis’ the website is incredibly vague and leaves information on everything from gameplay to story languishing in a short text-based FAQ.

When that trailer says “untangle the story,” what they mean is that (as reported by GamesHub):

Square Enix has said that all story chapters can be completed and “played to the end even without owning any NFT characters”, but these in-game purchases will come with a “specific utility for those who have NFT collectible art”. . Players with character NFTs will be able to read unique stories, easily gain rank experience points, create a “replica” of their character, and get additional NFT art when completing quests.

Some story elements will be hidden from players who do not purchase NFTs, which will affect the overall gameplay experience.

Incredible. This is the company that gave the world Final Fantasy. For context, let’s recap how everyone, including Square Enix, got here. And nothing illustrates it better than this succession of headlines:

January 2, 2022 – Square Enix Chairman Expects NFTs and Blockchain Games to Become the ‘Main Trend in the Future of Gaming’

April 18, 2022 – Square Enix Chairman Still Insists Future of Gaming Include Blockchain Technology

May 13, 2022 – NFT Market Crashes Just as Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider to Bet Big on Blockchain

November 3, 2022 – Hyped Mystery Square Enix Game Turns Out To Be NFT Trash

January 3, 2023 – After a bad year for NFTs, Square Enix boss says the company is still willing to bet on them

March 3, 2023 – Square Enix CEO who constantly pushed for NFT games to be replaced

This is the funniest short story I’ve ever read.