Game giant Atari has announced a partnership with the Enjin blockchain platform for gaming, which will see its IP and licenses integrate into games in Enjin multiverse.
The first fruits of this collaboration, according to the company’s December 10 blog, will be a series of non-exchangeable cosmetic icons, or NFTs, for use in a new addition to the legendary Kick Off soccer game franchise.
The original Kick Off game was released in 1989 for Atari ST and Commodore Amiga and was described in reviews at the time as “the best soccer game to appear on any device ever”.
Upgraded eBallR games reveal a completely revamped series and enter the blockchain era with the upcoming Kick Off Evolution, set to release in the second quarter of 2021 on Enjin multiverse.
Enjin is an Ethereum-based platform that provides developers with many tools to easily integrate blockchain functionality into their games. Enjin Multiverse is an ecosystem where individual games built with Enjin can exchange assets between game universes in the form of NFTs.
Encouraged by the partnership with Atari, Alex Rasman, Enjin Director of Business Development said:
“We are excited to have this partnership with Atari and our latest engine, eBallR Games. Atari resonates with people of all ages, as the house name is synonymous with games, and faith in the blockchain shows the maturity of this technology and tools that are now available.”
In recent times, Atari has made a breakthrough in the blockchain and blockchain gaming market. In March, he announced a similar partnership with The Sandbox, which licensed its classic IP address for use in the Sandbox universe.
As Cointelegraph reported in September, Atari’s classic VCS re-launch will feature blockchain technology as the standard.
The company announced and then released its ATRI token, which plans to provide a single token to the blockchain gaming community. Unfortunately, after several accidents during the sale, the token price has increased by 70% when they start trading.