Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda has declared 2021 as “one year” for the rise of NFTs. Matsuda’s New Year’s message offers a glimpse into the future of Square Enix with blockchain technology.

2021 has certainly been an interesting year, to say the least when it comes to the popularity of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin and altcoin like Ethereum dominated the market, but perhaps the most unique development was that of NFTs.

As competitors like Ubisoft try to enter the NFT arena, the president of Square Enix believes 2021 was just the tip of the iceberg.

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The developers of Stalker 2 received immediate backlash for their now canceled NFT plans.

Yosuke Matsuda issues New Years statement

“I see 2021 not only as ‘Metaverse: Year One’ but also as ‘NFT: Year One,’ Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda said in a New Year statement. Speaking about the potential of non-fungible tokens, Matsuda added that 2021 “has been a year in which NFTs have been greeted with great enthusiasm by a rapidly expanding user base.”

The rise of NFTs in the media has not been entirely positive, which Matsuda is aware of: “here and there we see examples of overheated trading of NFT-based digital products with somewhat speculative overtones.”

“I expect to see a possible resizing of digital goods offerings as they become more common among the general public, with the value of each available content corrected to their true estimated value,” Matsuda said of the Square Enix’s approach to dealing with NFT. Marlet.

Matsuda’s decision to explore the NFT market has not generated positive impressions from gamers as reactions are starting to pour in.Square Enix really said “Happy New Year” and immediately started talking about NFTs, “Twitter user @RedMakuzawa said.

Square Enix kicking the door of 2022 like: “Good news: the future of video games is worse than ever!” said commentator @MikeDrucker.

As more and more divergent opinions begin to form, it will certainly be fascinating to see how deep the integration of blockchain by Square Enix is ​​going forward.