The NFL is teaming up with Mythical Games for a new NFT-based game called NFL Rivals.
NFL Rivals is a collaboration between the National Football League, NFL Players Association, and Mythical Games. The game leverages blockchain technology on the Mythical Platform.
Here’s how Mythical Games is describing the game:
Delivering on the fantasy of being a team General Manager, this fun, easy to play game will allow NFL fans and gamers alike to compete against other GMs with their assembled player rosters and teams, building, leveling up, and improving their lineup. In addition, fans will be able to own, collect and trade non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of their favorite players through this play-and-own game experience.
Ahead of the launch of NFL Rivals in early 2023, the company is releasing 32 limited-quantity collections of unique generative 3D NFL franchise-themed NFTs as part of a series of drops called “Rarity League.” This officially-licensed collection provides owners access to special events, in-game rewards, and other unique features.
NFL Rivals is expected to launch globally for web and mobile web in early 2023. Interested players can join the Discord or visit the game’s website for more information.
I’m sure that there is a small niche of fans who may want this, but it is likely small. The general consensus among gamers seems overwhelmingly negative toward NFTs. Will this game change that? I guess we’ll find out, but it’s doubtful.