The upcoming Atari VCS console will have an integrated cryptocurrency wallet, making it the first dedicated blockchain gaming console. In addition Animoca Brands and Atari have expanded their partnership. This makes Animoca the exclusive blockchain content provider for the Atari VCS. This exclusivity will end on 30th of September 2022.
Atari and Animoca Brands have also expanded their partnership which now includes the global development and distribution rights for several brands including Pong, Asteroids and Centipede. In total Animoca gets access to fifteen titles.
The list also includes Breakout, Missile Command, Tempest, Lunar Lander, Space Duel, Agent X, Night Driver, Star Raiders and more. The deal is set in stone until January 31st 2025, even though Animoca Brands is allowed to swap some games from the list for other ones. This would mean that the Atari VCS console will also get easy access to blockchain games.
Animoca Brands can make blockchain games out of each of these brands and add non-fungible tokens to them. These tokens give players ownership over in-game assets, allow them to for example use the same space ship in both Missile Command and Space Duel.
Atari is also making a theme park in the blockchain-powered virtual world of The Sandbox. In addition, the gaming company is diving into cryptocurrencies with the launch of its own in-game currency Atari Token.
What is Atari Token?
Atari Token is an upcoming native currency for an online gaming ecosystem. The game company wants to integrate their token in as money possible gaming products. For example, Atari already is owner of a variety of gaming websites.
These platforms will give Atari fifty percent of the revenue. However, Atari isn’t the only owner over the Atari Token. Both Atari and the ICICB Group have ownership over Gibraltar-based Atari Chain Ltd. They currently are doing a token pre-sale. In the current pre-sale tokens cost $0.08. They are aiming for a public sale starting this summer.
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