Sega legend Yu Suzuki announced that he will be teaming up with a metaverse company OASYX to create a collection of NFTs based on the legendary fighting series, Virtua Fighter. As it stands now, this is the first step in a series of metaverse projects that the legendary game director has in store.

1000 NFTs are currently in the works and they will be based on 11 Virtua Fighters from the first games in the series. The new range of NFTs will form the base for the release of future “metaverse avatars”.

Suzuki himself issued a statement saying: “During my time as a director at Sega, I initially developed Virtua Fighter using innovative 3D computer graphics technology, which was cutting-edge and industry-leading at the time. since then, the Virtua Fighter series has grown to be loved by many players and continues to be supported by numerous fans today.”

“Through my work supervising the development of OASYX’s unique worldview, I am delighted to combine innovative technology in the form of blockchain-based NFTs, with three titles from the Virtua Fighter series to create new entertainment for a wide range of gaming fans.”

Sega is very enthusiastic about entering the web3 and metaverse space, but for the time being, the whole idea of merging blockchain technology with gaming remains controversial. NFT games have potential, but time will tell whether the new technology will be implemented in the right way.