Tony Hawk Partners With The Sandbox to Create the Biggest Skatepark of the Metaverse.
Tony Hawk, the legendary American expert skateboarder, has introduced a new partnership with The Sandbox to construct the largest digital skatepark of the metaverse. As per The Sandbox blog, Tony Hawk and NFT answer platform Autograph are planning to launch an NFT series and an journey in The Sandbox known as “Tony Hawk Land.” The land will enable gamers to create their skateparks, use their NFTs and take part in contests. The information dropped after the announcement of the cancellation of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater three & four sequel.
The Tony Hawk’s Land
The advent of Tony Hawk’s Land pursuits to promote skateboard tradition globally. The digital panorama of the Sandbox will appeal to the skateboarding neighborhood who can attempt out this interesting digital world the place they can journey on their custom-made skateboards. The Tony Hawk Land will consist of 36 plots of land, making it the largest skatepark of the metaverse.
It will enable gamers to create their customized skateparks giving customers innovative freedom. Players can use the Game Maker software program to construct the skateparks and import them to the metaverse, after which they will be capable to skate with different players. The journey will additionally have its very own market the place you can purchase and promote NFT of skateboards and customized apparel.
“I have been a fan of new technology all my life – from the first videogames and home computers with CGI capabilities – so I am fascinated by the metaverse and excited to bring our culture into the virtual landscape of The Sandbox.”
Tony Hawk, American skateboarder
Tony Hawk NFTs built by Autograph
Autograph, an NFT platform that connects legendary people from the sports world with blockchain platforms, will help create Tony Hawk NFTs for his land on The Sandbox. These NFTs can be iconic skateboards, equipment, accessories, and apparel resembling that of Hawks. There will be a legendary skateboard NFT that Tony Hawks used at the X Games in 1999. At this event, he became the world’s first skateboarder to land a 900 on a vert ramp. These high-fidelity NFTs will be turned into 3D voxel avatars with in-game functionality for owners. The interoperable NFTs can be used outside The Sandbox metaverse, adding more utility.
“At Autograph, we strive to build otherwise impossible experiences for communities of fans, and this is a step towards our goal of connecting them uniquely and at scale to Tony Hawk and each other.”
Dillon Rosenblatt, CEO at Autograph
This partnership news came after Hawk’s claimed that a planned remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and 4 was canceled after Activision Blizzard decided to merge Vicarious Visions with Blizzard. Tony Hawk made this remark during a chat with Twitch Streamer AndyTHPS. Vicarious Visions released Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 in June 2020, which received critical acclaim from fans. In 1999 he first released the popular “Tony Hawk Pro Skater” game series that sold over 1 million copies in 10 days. Through digital means, Tony has tried to promote skateboarding culture among people for years.