Bored Ape Yacht Club, one of the top-tier blue chip NFT collections has announced a partnership with Animoca Brands, a leading blockchain game company. According to an official press release, BAYC and Animoca Brands will work on a play-to-earn game incorporating the Bored Apes NFTs. The game is expected to launch in mid-2022.
For the moment, there aren’t many details surrounding the project. However, simply looking at the names involved has already sparked waves of enthusiasm among NFT and gaming fans alike. Bored Ape Yacht Club is one of the top-grossing NFT collections on the market, and it also has attracted a huge and tightly-knit community of fans.
On the other hand of the partnership, we have Animoca Brands. The company is currently on the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021. This spot was won through numerous successful releases including involvement in projects like The Sandbox, REVV Racing, and Crazy Defense Heroes. Additionally, Animoca Brands has been on an investment spree lately, injecting capital into projects like Axie Infinity, Alien Worlds, and Star Atlas.
Bored Ape Yacht Club x Animoca Brands = Hype
The recent announcement that Bored Ape Yacht Club and Animoca Brands are teaming up has created a wave of enthusiasm on Crypto Twitter. Some fans were expressive, while others like OxBender, couldn’t show anything but surprise.
In all fairness, this is a rather huge partnership, which automatically puts the level of expectation through the roof. While BAYC is ruling over the NFT side of the crypto world, Animoca Brands has securely carved out its position as a top name in the gaming sector. Consequently, the only result fans expect from this collaboration is greatness.
Additionally, BAYC has been teasing a gaming element for the future of the collection for quite some time now. However, the fact that the upcoming game release will not only be created in partnership with Animoca Brands, but also feature play-to-earn elements is the icing on the cake.