Web3 powerhouse Animoca Brands and its subsidiary Grease Monkey Games (GMG) have reinstated its partnership with Formula DRIFT in North America and Japan. The partnership’s fruits will come to surface in GMG’s new blockchain motorsport game ‘Torque Drift 2’.
GMG and Formula DRIFT had already formed a long-term partnership regarding the development of popular Web2 motorsport game Torque Drift, however its extension into the production of its sequel will see Formula DRIFT enter the metaverse for the first ever time, as Torque Drift 2 is set to incorporate collectible and utility-driven ‘Official Formula DRIFT NFTs,’ as well as engaging virtual experiences that will be integrated into Animoca Brands’ Web3 REVV Motorsport ecosystem.
REVV Motorsport is an ecosystem of racing blockchain games by Animoca Brands powered by REVV, and includes popular titles such as REVV Racing, MotoGP Ignition, Formula E: High Voltage, and now Torque Drift 2. Each game is powered by the REVV token, which serves as the primary currency of utility, purchase, and action for the ecosystem, to ensure users hold full digital ownership over their assets in the game.
The president of Formula DRIFT, Ryan Sage, had this to say on the extended partnership: “Formula DRIFT has set the standard for international motorsports series. That’s why we’re really excited to partner with Animoca Brands on Torque Drift 2 for both the gaming side and the new NFT aspect, which opens up some really interesting opportunities for the sport and fans alike”.
Although a release date for the game is yet to be announced, be sure to catch the worldwide premier of the Torque Drift 2 reveal trailer, which goes live during a broadcast from Formula DRIFT on May 7th.