Square Enix keeps stepping on the rake and smacking you in the face like Sideshow Bob. But rather than complaining in anger at their own misfortune, publishers take perverse glee at their terrible decisions, continue to subvert public opinion, and take pride in continuing to dig their own graves. 2022 has seen the rise and fall of blockchain technology as companies try to jump on the bandwagon in search of quick revenue. Predictably, it all fell apart and the industry is now languishing in misplaced mediocrity. something shocking.
Cryptocurrencies remain an effective tool among internet haters and perpetual underground dwellers, but major players are whipping NFTs and turning their beloved assets into gold mines for digital permanence. The company has been met with an insane amount of value depreciation and ridicule that can’t help but laugh. It looks bad though.
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Square Enix CEO Yosuke Masuda has issued an annual letter of intent to mark the beginning of 2023, mentioning the word “blockchain” a total of 14 times. Despite being a monumental failure for NFT and the Metaverse, the company continues to try to make way for capitalist greed. The company’s love for blockchain isn’t about expanding the possibilities of gaming or benefiting consumers, but about revenue streams and ways to use our goodwill as much as possible.
He talks about the potential of using blockchain to facilitate interactive media and technology, but all of his points are full of irony, suggesting that the unique market and it has taken decades to build. Square Enix is known for iconic JRPGs and franchises such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. It’s a company I grew up with respect for as a young gamer and creator, and behind every game I love is my own morality when sitting in an executive hierarchy that wants nothing more. position and whether it is worthwhile to support them anymore.Watch this planet burn. Frankly, if innovation and creativity are rejected in exchange for temporary gains and reputational damage, that is the end of blockchain. It blew my mind and it’s a case of willful ignorance on Square Enix’s part and there’s no way it’s going to come back. , and one has to wonder if they’re seriously in favor of all this Bohrok.
Developers such as Yoko Taro, Naoki Yoshida, and Tetsuya Nomura are companies known for creating characters, worlds, and stories that vehemently criticize the shortcomings of corporate greed and how it can lead to global downfall. In a few more years Square Enix will literally be Shinra in Final Fantasy 7, but instead of ancient monsters and nuclear weapons summoned from the world’s literal life force, You’ll end up shilling or piecing together JPEGs of anime twinks for thousands of dollars. A metaverse that downplays years of blood, sweat, and tears from the property’s library. Now it’s all wasted and the people I mentioned are not in a position to speak up or point out what their boss is doing wrong as clearly their boss is Instead, we’re marching toward oblivion, or backpedaling so seriously that the next annual letter reads like a groaning apology.
The problem is that Masuda has even come up with a clear rebuttal to NFTs and blockchain technology, but instead of actively addressing criticism, new things like this naturally provoke critics and those who don’t understand it. He doesn’t assuage our concerns, calling us idiots in the first place.
“Blockchain has been a source of excitement and confusion,” he says. They won’t and I’m sure Masuda knows it…Square Enix should push the media forward and make history with its brilliance, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Octopus Traveler 2, and It does just that with a variety of excellent new games and nostalgic remasters that recognize its value. own origin.
# But if all of this serves the higher purpose of exploiting consumers and investing in technology, if proven harmful, and proven to benefit only those at the top Square Enix hasn’t faltered in the slightest, and judging by Masuda’s latest criticism, blockchain is the future they want.
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