As revealed by the developer in a blogpost, the new game will focus on the theme of “Sangokushi” (Three Kingdoms)
This blockchain-based project will be a trading card game, and will feature artwork from Sega’s “Sangokushi Taisen” IP.
Sega is one of the most well-known names in gaming, with Sonic being the company’s most recognizable IP. The firm doesn’t just develop and distribute console videogames, but also arcades, merch, and other products.
Double Jump Tokyo is a Japanese startup that specializes in developing NFT solutions and blockchain games. The company already has experience working with huge developers like Bandai Namco and Square Enix.
For this new project, the developer will handle the development of the game, while Sega will only provide the license for Sangokushi Taisen.
The game will be built on the Oasys blockchain, a new architecture designed for games of this kind by Double Jump Tokyo in collaboration with other industry-leading firms.
Hironobu Ueno, CEO and Founder of the firm, commented, “with a unique architecture optimized for blockchain games, Oasys aims to solve obstacles for gamers, offering fast transactions and zero gas fees and providing users with a more comfortable gameplay experience.”
The Oasys blockchain utilizes the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) mechanism for reaching consensus, meaning that the network is environmentally friendly.
Games making use of NFTs and general blockchain technology have noticed some tremendous growth in recent times as they have gained more traction.
Even during the recent crypto industry-wide bear market, the sector has continued to perform well.
Though, there has also been some outrage over games of this kind from traditional gamers. At the start of this year, Sega said that they may back off from blockchain games if the players oppose the idea.
This new project implies that the company intends to go forth with their plans, at least for now. At the moment, there isn’t any confirmed release date or platform for Double Jump Tokyo’s Sangokushi Taisen web3 game.