Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk dives into the metaverse with a unique new concept

Last month, legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk revealed how the inspired video game series, the Pro Skater Series, reached the end of its road. Apparently, this happened after Blizzard absorbed Vicarious Visions, the mastermind behind Pro Skater 1+2. As it happens, Activision had plans for a Pro Skater 3+4 remake but didn’t like any of the pitches it received from studios about it.

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The revelation had upset many fans. However, Tony Hawk managed to light up some of his fandom with a new announcement. A few days ago, the famous NFT-based video game developer, The Sandbox, announced its partnership with Tony Hawk and Autograph. Autograph is another top NFT platform owned by famous NFL star, Tom Brady.

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Tony Hawk will build the biggest virtual skatepark ever

According to an exciting press release from The Sandbox, Hawk will enter metaverse heaven by building a massive Tony Hawk Land in-game. The Sandbox is actually an NFT-based game that allows players to purchase land with crypto -change. Tony Hawk happens to have a 6×6 lot in the game and will set up the park there.

In addition to the virtual skateboard park, Hawk’s partnership with Autograph will also produce other NFT-based merchandise for fans to collect. This includes NFTs based on Tony Hawk’s avatar, his iconic skateboards, gear, and clothing.

Not only that, but The Sandbox will also attempt to make these NFTs functional in the skateboard park they create. “The Sandbox will make these NFTs interoperable in its open metaverse, transforming Autograph’s high-fidelity avatars into 3D voxel versions that have in-game functionality for experiences, adding utility and value for their owners.” the Press release Lily.

Birdman had previously published a line of NFT last December. The collection, known as “Last Trick”, found huge popularity, but also faced backlash from a fraction of its fan base.

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While that sounds exciting for NFT fans, Tony Hawk’s upcoming offer isn’t for everyone. Like last time, Tony Hawk’s next venture into the controversial world of NFTs could once again have fans going wild.

For fans who love collecting NFTs and skateboarding too, Tony Hawk Land will be more of an amusement park full of treats and rewards!

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What do you think of Tony Hawk’s new adventure in the world of NFT with the largest virtual skatepark? Will you participate in the same? Let us know in the comments!

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