Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands and the developer behind the popular Torque Motorsports series, has partnered with legendary wheel brand Konig to create innovative interoperable wheel NFTs for Torque Drift 2 and other games in the Torque Motorsport franchise. These groundbreaking NFTs are scheduled to debut in the latter half of the year.
Blockchain technology has been integrated into Torque Drift 2 to offer genuine digital ownership to players. An official Formula DRIFT blockchain game, Torque Drift 2 is an enthralling racing game that offers an authentic drifting experience. It will launch content and features on PC in 2023 and 2024, with console availability to follow, becoming an integral part of the REVV Motorsport Metaverse racing game ecosystem. The game aims to deliver realistic racing experiences to both Web2 and Web3 gamers.
Premium Keychain NFT holders can expect exclusive early access to Torque Drift 2 during the first half of 2023 before the public open beta release. Konig, the wheel brand with over 40 years of history, has established itself as a global icon in shaping automotive tuning and consistently supporting car enthusiasts and the motorsport community. The company excels in manufacturing cast and forged wheels.
The Konig-licensed NFTs for Torque Drift 2 are designed to appeal to both existing motorsport fans and those intrigued by NFTs. The collection will feature eight coveted alloys, including the Hypergram, Dekagram, and Ampliform. The Konig-licensed NFTs will also be compatible with Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, earlier mobile games developed by Grease Monkey Games under the Torque Motorsport brand. Interoperability is a vital aspect of blockchain gaming, allowing players to own their assets and providing greater flexibility in asset usage.
Scott Weiss, President of Konig America, expressed pride in being at the forefront of automotive gaming as it ventures into the NFT space. He said, “Our collaboration with Grease Monkey Games and Animoca Brands allows automotive enthusiasts to interact with and experience the Konig brand and wheels in a digital environment that gives players true digital ownership and asset interoperability. We are thrilled to add those characteristics to the digital versions of our wheels, which are already some of the strongest, lightest, and most advanced on the market.”
Later this year, both Torque Burnout and Torque Drift plan to introduce a weekly challenge mode that runs on the eco-friendly Polygon blockchain. In addition to accepting Konig NFTs in-game, this mode will reward players for enjoying their favorite games.
Arran Potter, Founder and CEO of Grease Monkey Games, expressed his pride in partnering with Konig to launch Torque Drift 2 NFTs to showcase some of the finest wheels in racing. He believes these NFTs will offer players a novel way to engage with the games, while interoperability across titles will allow players to utilize their NFTs in various ways.
In conclusion, the partnership between Grease Monkey Games and Konig has paved the way for a remarkable innovation in the gaming industry. The interoperable wheel NFTs for Torque Drift 2 and other games in the Torque Motorsport franchise are set to revolutionize the gaming experience, and with the eco-friendly Polygon blockchain and genuine digital ownership of assets, the games offer a unique and sustainable way for players to engage with their favorite pastime.