Out of the back of the MLB inaugurating in Sorare’s global Web3 ecosystem, the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is now getting into blockchain gaming through a new partnership with gaming technology studio Mythical Games. The project in question is titled ‘NFL Rivals,’ a play-and-own-based NFT game due for release next year. .
Not unlike the dynamic of Sorare, NFL Rivals will see fans compete against each other as “general managers” of football teams within a fantasy league-style format, with its play-and-own mechanic, which means that NFL Player NFTs User-owned will also serve as your field players within matches.
In addition to owning the NFTs of their favorite NFL stars, the NFL Rivals community will also have the opportunity to attend special events, receive various in-game rewards, and experience other in-game features, immersion and interaction.
When talking about the project, mythical games Creative Director Jamie Jackson had this to say: “Utility NFTs can add value to players in the game, and we look forward to bringing these concepts to NFL Rivals to evolve the team management genre by adding the advantages of play-and-own games, offering the community new ways to interact with your favorite teams and players both inside and outside of this virtual world.”
Though it’s not scheduled to release until early 2023, it’s believed fans will be able to start building their NFL NFT rosters beforehand, as a 32-piece limited-edition 32-collection drop will take place sometime before then. 3D NFL-themed NFTs from the ‘Rarity League’. on launch day.
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