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Animoca Brands acquires Eden Games, developer of Need for Speed

Animoca Brands is based in Hong Kong has acquired French studio Eden Games from Engine Gaming & Media to develop and expand its metaverse ecosystem.

The company plans to use the studio’s experience to work within the Revv Motorsport ecosystem. This acquisition will also result in the Sandbox creator developing a series of new blockchain-based racing games.

The new games will give players add-ons to NFT Race Passes and other assets by swapping out content from Animoca Brands’ F1 Delta Time. The game is discontinued in March 2022.

Eden Games is the creator of award-winning racing games such as Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, F1 Mobile Racing and the Gear.Club, Test Drive and V-Rally franchises. The studio develops these games that are compatible on mobile, PC and console platforms.

All in all, the acquisition will help Animoca Brands expand their super diverse gaming horizons. Animoca Brands is currently investing in more than 170 companies developing decentralized and NFT-related projects, helping Animoca Brands expand its metaverse ecosystem.

Eden Games is a game studio based in France and managed by David Nadal and Jean-Yves Geffroy. The studio also has longstanding partnerships with more than 30 established brands in the automotive industry, including BMW, Bugatti, Porsche, Lotus, Pagani and many more.

Speaking of the acquisition, David Nadal, co-founder and head of studio at Eden Games, said, “We are delighted to begin the next chapter of Eden Games by joining Animoca Brands. We look forward to creating new experiences that challenge the status quo of motorsport and venture into new frontiers like Web3.”