Reggie Fils-Aime has made a comeback, and he thinks that blockchain gaming is the way to go. Nintendo’s former president and COO has made it public that he is a firm believer in technology and blockchain gaming.
Reggie said that blockchain technology could enhance the gaming experience if the ecosystem were implemented from the players’ perspective.
During his interview at SXSW 2022 (video on top), Reggie took Animal Crossing for example. The former Nintendo boss added that Animal Crossing could make a good blockchain game if players could make some profit out of their characters.
He said that the play-to-earn idea is great for players and the ecosystem. He also added that he is a believer in technology and blockchain.
“I say this as a player where I may have invested 50 hours into a game, 100 hours into a game, or there are some games where I’ve invested 300 hours. when I’m ready to move on to something else, wouldn’t it be great to monetize what I built?”, Reggie Fils-Aime stated.
“I’m a believer in the technology and where it’s headed. But I say that in the context of it, it needs to make sense for the player, it can’t just be an approach by the developer that it’s interesting or a way for them to make more money. “In the end, it’s got to be good for the player, but I see an opportunity.”
Nintendo’s Future and NFTs
Reggie may have just teased Nintendo’s push into NFTs. Earlier this year, Nintendo said that the studio is interested in the Metaverse and NFTs during an Investor Q&A.
A lot of gaming studios have started selling in-game digital assets and NFTs. Konami, Atari, and Ubisoft are the leading the industry in digital assets. These gaming studios have faced a massive backlash from the gaming community due to cryptocurrencies’ carbon emissions and climate effects.
Now that blockchain technology is moving towards Proof-of-Stake (POS) model, more and more gaming studios are now moving into blockchain gaming with the play-to-earn mechanism.