Blockchain game studio Mythical Games announced a partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to launch NFL Rivals, a new arcade-style football game which uses blockchain technology, in early 2023. The game will allow users to build rosters and compete with other general managers and their teams. Players will also be able to own, collect, and trade NFTs through this play-and-own game.
“With the rise of blockchain technology, we are thrilled to partner with Mythical Games on a blockchain-enabled game that delivers new play-to-own NFT capabilities, creating a new adventure for fans who love to play football games,” said Joe Ruggiero, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products at the NFL. “The interest in NFTs and video gaming amongst current and prospective fans continues to grow and combined have accelerated the NFL’s exploration of new gaming models that can deliver an unmatched experience to fans.”
Ahead of the game’s launch, Mythical Games will launch 32 limited-edition collections of “unique generative 3D NFL franchise-themed NFTs” released in a series of drops called “Rarity League.” These tokens will give owners the opportunity to access special events, in-game rewards, and other unique features.
(All information was provided by VentureBeat)