ASX-listed video games maker Animoca Manufacturers is to develop a MotoGP-branded race administration recreation.
In a press launch on Thursday, Animoca mentioned the freshly inked deal offers it a three-year international licensing settlement with MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports activities to develop and publish the sport and associated digital collectibles.
The agency additionally revealed that it’s raised 1 million Australian (over US$676,000) to fund the sport’s improvement and different “enterprise alternatives.” Traders included Moses Tang, founding father of AP Capital and founding chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific, in addition to Animoca co-founder and chairman Yat Siu, topic to shareholders’ approval.
The bike race manager-themed recreation will harness blockchain tech and customized sensible contracts to permit gamers to purchase, accumulate and trade collectibles that will probably be included within the recreation’s storyline.
Pau Serracanta, managing mirector at Dorna Sports activities, mentioned:
“The digital world is considered one of alternative and I’m proud to see MotoGP additional cemented as a forward-thinking and revolutionary model, similtaneously giving followers one other technique to interact with our sport and get probably the most from their ardour for Grand Prix bike racing.”
A launch is anticipated for the beginning of the 2020 MotoGP racing season, which is slated for March.
MotoGP – or the FIM Street Racing World Championship Grand Prix – was inaugurated in 1949 and sees sports activities bike races held at venues worldwide. The occasions are considered by over 400 million folks globally, in keeping with Animoca.
MotoGP race picture by way of Shutterstock