Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, and the developer behind the highly regarded Torque Motorsports series, has joined forces with Konig, the renowned wheel brand. The two companies will collaborate to launch innovative interoperable wheel NFTs for Torque Drift 2 and other Torque Motorsport franchise games. The groundbreaking NFTs are scheduled to debut in the latter half of the year.

Torque Drift 2 is an enthralling racing game that offers an authentic drifting experience and integrates blockchain technology for genuine digital ownership. As the official Formula DRIFT blockchain game, Torque Drift 2 will launch content and features on PC in 2023 and 2024, followed by console availability, becoming an integral part of the REVV Motorsport Metaverse racing game ecosystem. The game aims to provide realistic racing experiences to both Web2 and Web3 gamers. Premium Keychain NFT holders will receive exclusive early access to Torque Drift 2 during the first half of 2023 before the public open beta release.

Konig, a wheel brand with over 40 years of history, has established itself as a global icon, shaping automotive tuning, and consistently supporting car enthusiasts and the motorsport community. The company excels in manufacturing cast and forged wheels. The Konig team comprises passionate car enthusiasts who emphasize accurate data and feedback from sponsored race teams. The initial batch of Konig-licensed NFTs will feature eight coveted alloys, including the Hypergram, Dekagram, and Ampliform. This collection aims to appeal to both existing motorsport fans and those intrigued by NFTs.

The Konig-licensed NFTs for Torque Drift 2 will also be compatible with Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, earlier mobile games developed by Grease Monkey Games under the Torque Motorsport brand. Interoperability is a crucial aspect of blockchain gaming, allowing players to own their assets and providing greater flexibility in asset usage.

Scott Weiss, President of Konig America, expressed pride in being at the forefront of automotive gaming as it ventures into the NFT space. He stated that “Our collaboration with Grease Monkey Games and Animoca Brands allows automotive enthusiasts to interact with and experience the Konig brand and wheels in a digital environment that gives players true digital ownership and asset interoperability. We are thrilled to add those characteristics to the digital versions of our wheels, which are already some of the strongest, lightest, and most advanced on the market.”

Later this year, Torque Burnout and Torque Drift plan to introduce a weekly challenge mode that runs on the eco-friendly Polygon blockchain. In addition to accepting Konig NFTs in-game, this mode will reward players for enjoying their favorite games.

Arran Potter, Founder, and CEO of Grease Monkey Games, also expressed his pride in partnering with Konig to launch Torque Drift 2 NFTs to showcase some of the finest wheels in racing. He believes that these NFTs will offer players a novel way to engage with the games, while interoperability across titles will allow players to utilize their NFTs in various ways.