Sega is working on a full-blown ‘Super Game’ project that will provide a solid base for the smaller sub-games contained within it.
In 2021, Sega is expected to announce plans to produce a so-called “Super Game” over a 5-year period, with almost no word on what the game will entail in any way, any shape or form. At the time, it was suggested that this would be a major stepping stone to better capitalizing on the company’s classic brands, such as Sonic, but a recent interview sheds more light on the project. judgment. Sega’s new interview includes three of the company’s higher-ups, including executive vice president Shuji Utsumi, discussing the future of “Super Game.” Its exact nature remains uncertain, but it appears to be a cross-platform AAA release that will likely host the smaller games included in it.
Utsumi said that there are a number of games that have been developed within the company’s “Super Game” framework, and that each game needs to meet four key criteria to qualify as such. Specifically, the projects built in the “Super Game” need to be diverse, towards a parallel global release schedule, AAA-level game and global multilingual development. While Roblox is the most valuable game company in the world, their games generally don’t offer the quality of a modern AAA title, which is the niche that Sega may now be hoping for. hope to fill this void.
The interview also provides some insight into the development of the “Super Game” platform. At this point, there appear to be around 50 people involved in the project, though Sega hopes that number will skyrocket to include hundreds of employees before all is said and done. It may be interesting to note that Sega recently exited the video game business and the company may be aiming to reinvent itself by offering a comprehensive AAA gaming platform to compete with. with Roblox.
Furthermore, it seems that Sega is still experimenting with NFT. According to the interview, NFT and cloud gaming are the two main technologies that “Super Game” can leverage for some of its services, and Sega appears to be using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to support it. these features. Sega also previously indicated that it would not use NFT if the company decided that the technology did not conform to their standards.
While it’s a condition that not every Sega project will be implemented on the company’s nascent gaming platform, it might be worth keeping an eye on some of its recent efforts. Sega opened a new studio under producer Phantasy Star Online 2 in early 2022, and while nothing has been confirmed or even hinted yet, it’s most likely one of the “Super Games” “New by Sega.
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