Blockchain games company Animoca Brands has dramatically advanced its aspirations to deliver top-tier motorsports to the blockchain community and its users around the world.
The news comes just a few months since the company added NASCAR to its growing “crypto gaming metaverse” aimed at weaving together the most intense powersports events into a commercially viable crypto gaming product that allows fans, as well as investors, to participate in “play game environments” to win “.
To cap off a series of announcements, Animoca Brands unveiled a new partnership with Nfast and said the partnership was a “milestone” in its plan to develop blockchain-based games that have “quality, look and feel. usability of traditional video games “.
To achieve an authentic look and feel, Animoca Brands has partnered with virtual automotive designer Nfast, co-founded by professional automotive designer Arseny Kostromin and gaming entrepreneur Thomas Gavache. The two are expected to lead the car design for Animoca Brands’ REVV Racing game, as well as produce content for the REVV Racing metaverse, including the creation of coin-operated, non-fungible (NFT) hypercars.
According to Animoca Brands, its action arcade racing blockchain game gives players “full, real-time, first-person control of their car,” with the simulation game becoming the most recent title to be won in the metaverse REVV Motorsport racing games.
Additionally, Nfast is expected to produce a growing set of new owned gaming products over time. In the REVV Racing metaverse, cars are considered NFTs, with all game sessions recorded on the blockchain, although the gameplay resembles the 3D car racing familiar to millions of gamers around the world.
The terms of the partnership state that Nfast’s roadmap will include the development of “augmented reality” (AR) models in addition to a “personalization platform for collectors to create unique hypercars to their liking”.
In addition to promoting its aspirations focused on blockchain-powered cars, Animoca Brands is also pursuing blockchain traction through the motorsport of the two-wheeled variety. Earlier this week, the company announced the first sale of its MotoGP Ignition Hot Shots – a new series of NFT collectibles depicting the most memorable moments of MotoGP racing events.
As a demonstration of the concept, Animoca Brands takes the hottest action scenes from the 2021 MotoGP season and converts those events into unique collectible NFTs, or what the company calls “Hot Shots”.
The first NFTs sold will feature moments from this year’s first event: the Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar, won by Spanish rider Maverick Viñales. According to Animoca Brands, a total of 6,000 Hot Shot packs will be available for purchase at $ 15 per pack, with each pack containing three NFT Hot Shots of varying rarity and bearing serial / imprint numbers.
The games company has also confirmed that interested buyers must register for the reservation system between September 15 and 20 via a dedicated link with actual sales slated to start on September 28, 2021.
Sales will be split into three segments serving as windows offering 2,000 packs at a time – allowing people in different time zones more flexibility to participate in the buying process.
More generally, Animoca Brand’s MotoGP Ignition game is an officially licensed MotoGP competition and collection management product built on the Flow blockchain and serves as a leading title within its global REVV Motorsport ecosystem.
According to the blockchain games company, MotoGP Ignition offers two distinct MotoGP branded experiences tied to a digital collectible platform and an upcoming race management game. The in-game race management experience is designed to deliver MotoGP bikes, riders and champions as NFTs, which players use to assemble their race teams to take on other players.
REVV racing tournament
In an effort to enhance and further promote its growing library of motorsport-related titles and encourage adoption of its REVV Racing game, Animoca Brands hosted a competitive in-game tournament in partnership with Yield Guild Games (YGG ).
The tournament series offers a prize pool of $ 150,000, with the inaugural event taking place in August of this year. Throughout August and September, YGG hosted four “sprint sessions” with a $ 10,000 reward pool and followed with two cup events in September: the Tower Cup and the YGG Cup.
According to YGG co-founders Beryl Li and Gabby Dizon, YGG is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) for investing in NFTs, for use in virtual worlds and blockchain-based games. The organization’s officially declared mission is to create the “largest economy in the virtual world” and optimize its community-owned assets for maximum utility and “share its profits with its token holders.”
“In an effort to make NFT games accessible to more players, YGG is proud to sponsor the first REVV Racing YGG Cup,” said Gabby Dizon, and added that “REVV Racing sets the standard for the future of racing. automotive industry in the rapidly growing sector. play to win category, providing players with the right to own, personalize, share and enjoy their in-game NFT assets.
The guild made headlines earlier this year after its 50,000 members closed a public sale of 25 million YGG tokens that “sold out in just 31 seconds” on July 27, 2021.
“It gives players more control than ever before in the gaming world and it’s exactly the kind of empowerment we want to see as we continue our mission of getting billions of players into the metaverse,” Mr. Dizon.