Animoca Brands announced the development of a MotoGP blockchain game this Thursday. The company secured a three-year global licensing deal. Alongside a MotoGP management game Animoca Brands will launch digital collectibles. The management game needs to be available when the MotoGP 2020 season starts in March next year.
In order to fund its business, Animoca Brands has raised 700 thousand dollars. They will use the money to finalize the management game and implement the digital collectibles into the core gameplay.
According to the official press release, MotoGP attracts 400 million fans worldwide. Fans will be able to buy digital collectibles and use them in the game. When Animoca Brands will start selling the digital collectibles for the MotoGP blockchain game is not yet known. Generally the gaming company does this a few months prior to the launch of a game.
Animoca Brands keeps licensing
The Hong Kong-based gaming company has licenses to a variety of mainstream sports brands. In May this year the company announced a partnership with Formula 1. As a result they have launched collectibles already, while the F1 Delta Time game comes early next year. On top of that they are working on games based on the Major League Baseball and the German football league.
Besides licensed games Animoca Brands is also working on a variety of other blockchain games. The Sandbox is currently one of its most anticipated games among blockchain game fanatics. This was researched by BlockchainGamer.biz.
Blockchain games are on the rise and developers are adapting. The standard cryptocurrency audience is too small to have a big impact, and therefore the mainstream needs to jump in. That’s why lots of developers are now making the user experience friendlier. Slowly we’re seeing blockchain games moving to classic gaming platforms, while major gaming companies show interest in blockchain and crypto.
Also published on Medium.