The NFT market is currently not in its best shape. But this is just the result of an equally general decline across the entire cryptocurrency sector. Still, its adoption has been all the rage over the past year, with record volumes over this period. The opportunity for many companies to dive down the white rabbit hole, sometimes against the favorable opinion of part of their community. But the train is definitely moving and the trend remains strong. This is why Square Enix has just chosen Enjin (ENJ) company to launch a collection of NFTs related to the iconic video game Final Fantasy.
The marriage between NFT tokens and the world of gaming is certainly consummated. Even if some video game enthusiasts have a very dim view of this current paradigm shift. With the advent of the metaverse, which could quickly make current games resemble the prehistory of this sector. And ever-increasing interconnections, to design what could be tomorrow’s digital and virtual creation. But that without forgetting to include the essential legends of this industry.
An almost natural attraction at the beginning of a great partnership. Because the NFT market offers endless possibilities, most of them undiscovered, in the field of digital ownership and collections. A reality that the development studio Square Enix seems to want to test for its emblematic role-playing game (RPG) Final Fantasy. With the announced launch of a special collection on the Polkadot (DOT) blockchains in collaboration with the Enjin Structure (ENJ). But an approach presented in the field as “very measured”.
Final Fantasy – Collect NFTs with Enjin
The announcement will no doubt delight fans of this iconic game from the Square Enix studio. As the latter is preparing for launch a collection of NFTs to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the greatest global success developed on PlayStation. A major project, the effective implementation of which is planned next year (2023). And whose acquisition will not only be digital, since physical figurines and other collectible cards will be linked to this initiative. This explains the “measured” character Square Enix is bringing out in the context of this initiative. Perhaps to avoid the possible ire of some of its historic fans, as was the case for the Sega company last January.
” This partnership marks a coming-of-age phase for digital assets and entertainment. Square Enix, an esteemed developer with iconic intellectual property, is an industry leader. Using Efinity, fans can experience interactive NFTs without realizing they are on the blockchain. Enjin can bring about the next stage of blockchain entertainment growth, combining curiosity and creativity. »
Witek Radomski, Enjin CTO
In fact, this collection will come in the form of packs of physical cards sold at a unit price of $4. Each of them comes with a QR code that identifies an associated digital map in the form of an NFT. can be obtained. The latter was developed by the company Enjin (ENJ) on the Polkadot network (DOT). Via the brand new Efinity (EFI) platform designed especially for this purpose on a parachain purchased a few months ago.
An operation that seems to open the way to other similar initiatives. Since the launch of a limited edition physical figurine of the star of Final Fantasy, Cloud Strife, is slated for November 2023 ($130). At the same time the possibility of obtaining a digital replica in the form of an NFT ($160). A case to follow…