Yu Suzuki is working on a range of Virtua Fighter NFTs

Creator of Virtua Fighter Yu Suzuki works on NFT games based on the fighting game series.

A total of 1,000 Virtua Fighter NFTs will be available as a collaboration between Sukuzi and NFT company OASYX.

“This NFT series includes 11 characters from the first three Virtua Fighter games into the creative worlds of OASYX, creating a unique and exciting experience for both new and old Virtua Fighter fans,” said OASYX.

Owner of Virtua Fighter Sega has licensed the IP for the project, but the company itself does not appear to be directly involved.

Yu Suzuki was the director of the Virtua Fighter series from its launch in 1993 until he left Sega in the late 2000s.

“During my time as head of Sega, I originally developed Virtua Fighter using innovative 3D computer graphics technology that was state-of-the-art and industry-leading at the time,” he said in a statement.

“Since then, the Virtua Fighter series has been loved by many players and continues to be supported by many fans.

“Overseeing the development of OASYX’s unique worldview, I am delighted to combine innovative technology in the form of blockchain-based NFTs with three games in the Virtua Fighter series to create new entertainment for many gaming fans.”

Sega has previously expressed interest in exploring NFT, but little has come of it.

Speaking last year After the review of the players towards other companies exploring the technologySega CEO Haruki Satomi announced that he ready to walk back on plans to create its own NFTs.

“Regarding NFT, we would like to try different​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​frontier-experimental and we have already started many different​​​​ studies and considerations, but nothing has been decided yet regarding P2E, he said.

“There have already been many announcements about this, including overseas, but there are users who are showing negative reactions at this point.

“We need to carefully assess many things, such as how we can mitigate the negative elements, how much we can introduce this in Japanese regulation, what users will accept and what they won’t.

“Then we will consider this further if this leads to our mission of ‘Constantly Creative, Forever Fascinating’, but if it is seen as simple money making, I would like to make a decision not to proceed.”