Animoca Brands, a gaming and venture capital business, has finalized the acquisition of Eden Games, the publishers of the Gear.Club, Test Drive, and other popular racing games.
With a Metaverse-first strategy, the NFT and Metaverse investment business wants to continue expanding its REVV Motorsport ecosystem.
Eden Games is a company located in France that was established in 1998. On April 7, Engine Gaming and Media sold Animoca its 96 percent share in the firm for $15.3 million.
According to Animoca chairman Yat Siu, the purchase would allow the company to expand its REVV Motorsport (REVV) ecosystem by bringing a “Metaverse first approach” to new and current game titles.
It also intends to bring new blockchain-based racing games to the market. Eden Games has automotive sector ties with BMW, Bugatti, Porsche, and others, which should aid Animoca in developing a more complete suite of games for racing game fans.
1/ Motorsports @REVV_Token $revv in the Metaverse just got a turbocharge with the extremely talented studio behind @needforspeed @F1MobileRacing and classics like Test Drive any many more @EdenGames has joined the @animocabrands family. #NFTGames https://t.co/LTTN7H3CY6
— Yat Siu (@ysiu) April 11, 2022
The REVV Motorsport ecosystem contains the namesake racing games, MotoGP: Ignition, Formula E: High Voltage, and Torque Drift, which are all built on the Ethereum scaling solution Polygon. All of the games are built on the blockchain and include nonfungible coins (NFTs).
Animoca will be able to profit on Deloitte’s predicted $2 billion in sports NFT transactions in 2022 by incorporating its NFT products into sports.
Yat Siu, co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, stated in a statement on April 11 that the acquisition will “bring value to the REVV community and the racing metaverse” due to its numerous racing assets.
Animoca has been hard at work developing its own racing game environment, hoping to fill the hole left by its F1 Delta Time game, which was shut down on March 15 after losing its Formula 1 racing license. There’s no indication on what additional games could be in the works as a result of the acquisition.
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Animoca Brands is a prominent investor in the NFT and Metaverse sectors. The Sandbox (SAND) and Axie Infinity are among its other interests (AXS).