Epic Games has provided funding to Australian independent game developer Grease Monkey Games, a division of Animoca Brands, to create Torque Drift 2, a new blockchain-based motorsport game.
The Epic MegaGrant will be used to build the motorsport game, which is based on drifting, according to the Fortnite creators. Epic Games created the 3D computer graphics game engine known as the Unreal Engine, which has now been applied to a variety of fields since it debuted in the 1998 video game Unreal.
The Epic MegaGrant, which has a range of $5,000 to as much as $500,000, will be used to create a realistic gaming experience that is comparable to other triple-A games that also use the Unreal Engine, according to a Thursday statement from Animoca Brands.
Grease Monkey Games is creating a play-to-earn (P2E) game, thus the Epic Games funding is significant as a sign of support from the conventional gaming industry, which has frequently opposed blockchain gaming.
The full release of Torque Drift 2 is scheduled for 2024, and gamers will have access to a tuning garage starting in Q3 of 2022. Players can customize their automobile and profile by using NFT parts, vehicles, decals, and other goods in the game.