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Tony Hawk ventured into the world of blockchain games in partnership with The Sandbox.
It’s a daring new adventure for Hawk, who has been an important figure in the game of skateboarding for decades. Since launching in 1999, his Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise has generated more than $ 1.4 billion in sales.
Now the sports legend thinks about the metaverse. In partnership with Autograph and The Sandbox, Tony Hawk will build “the world’s largest skatepark, be it the meat world or the metaverse”.
“I’ve been a fan of new technologies all my life – from the first video games to personal computers with CGI capabilities – so I’m drawn to the metaverse,” Hawk said, in a statement.
Sandbox is a decentralized virtual gaming world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands. He worked with Tony Hawk Inc. and Autograph to create a Tony Hawk LAND in The Sandbox, marking Tony Hawk’s first entry into the blockchain-based world.
Through this partnership, Tony Hawk Inc. and The Sandbox will collaborate with Tony Hawk’s 6×6 LAND to “build the largest virtual skatepark ever.”
In addition, Autograph will create Non-Fungible Tony Hawk Avatar Tokens (NFTs) based on Tony Hawk and his most iconic skateboards, equipment and clothing, including the legendary skateboard Tony Hawk used to land the 900 on X Games in 1999.
Sandbox will make these NFTs interoperable in its open metaverse, transforming Autograph’s high-fidelity avatars into 3D voxel versions with in-game functionality for experiences, added utility and value for their owners, the developers said.
Tony Hawk has been world champion for 12 consecutive years and he continues to skate at demos and exhibits around the world. He remains the most recognized action sports figure in the world. He considered skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport, and he was the first skateboarder to score 900 – considered one of the most technically necessary steps in skateboarding – among many other achievements. .
“I’ve been a fan of new technologies all my life-from the first video games and personal computers with CGI capabilities-so I’m drawn to the metaverse and excited to bring the our culture into the virtual scene of The Sandbox ”, Hawk said.
“Tony Hawk is committed to constantly striving for non-stop improvement, and that has made him a skateboarding legend and a successful entrepreneur,” said Sébastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, in a statement. “We share his passion for innovation, creativity and the motivation to always do something: it’s the energy that drives our entertainment metaverse. There’s no better way to bring the culture of skateboarding to it. in The Sandbox rather than following the example of the greatest skateboarder of all time, whose legacy lasted into the early days of sport and lifestyle.now and beyond.
“At Autograph, we strive to create non -impossible experiences for communities of fans, and it’s a step towards our goal of connecting them in a unique and big way with Tony Hawk and each other,” he said. Dillon Rosenblatt, CEO of Autograph, in a statement. . “We’re excited to be working with The Sandbox and Tony Hawk on this activation and more.”
Part of the virtual real estate, part of the amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the idea of the metaverse as an ever -shared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to create magic.
Tony Hawk has joined more than 300 current partnerships including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears , Atari, Zepeto and CryptoKitties.
Earlier this week, The Sandbox announced that it would partner with Playboy to create MetaMansion in the world.
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