Square Enix launches its first NFT project

Square Enix launches its first NFT project

What was once a warning of dark times to come is now a reality. Square Enix has finally announced its NFT project (or non-fungible token) after threatening us with the company’s embrace of the controversial and largely insulted player blockchain technology.

To ease this extraordinary waste of fans’ goodwill, Square Enix has partnered with Enjin, an NFT company that will store Square Enix’s tokens on its Efinity blockchain. As of today, consumers will be able to pre-order a physical action figure that comes with a code that can be redeemed for a digital NFT. There will also be physical trading cards that similarly have a digital NFT component available for pre-order later this year.

If you’re wondering which of the many Square Enix franchises pulls these NFTs off, well, that’s the worst part. In perhaps the most astonishing case “Did not read the source material you created,” Square Enix makes its NFTs from Final Fantasy VII– the relatively obscure indie game about a gang of freedom fighters who take down a company that kills the planet.

Yes, you read that right. Square Enix chooses to make its NFTs – a technology known for consuming exorbitant amounts of energy that contribute to dramatically increased emissions and accelerate already out of control climate change on a planet that either burns, drowns or melts – out of characters it created as was dedicated to stopping companies from doing exactly what an NFT facilitates.

Mathematics is not mathematics.

Currently, there are no pictures available of what the action figure or trading cards will look like or how much they will cost. In an environment where game-related NFTs are often met with rapid and furious setbacks, on top of the steep fall in prices for everything that is cryptocurrency, it is also not known about these FFVII NFTs will have a value other than sentimental.

Screenshot from Final Fantasy VII from 1997 with Barret Wallace with a text box over his head that says

Square Enix

In the face of an inevitable setback, Square has chosen to focus on the use of Efinity Parachain, a layer 1 proof-of-stake solution that appears to be “environmentally friendly” and is run by a company committed to being carbon neutral by 2030. It promises to be more power efficient than older Bitcoin or Ethereum blockchain technology, and with bridges that connect different blockchains without relying on them and their energy-hungry ways of operating.

But the planet is dying, Cloud, we do not have much time.

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