Speaking at a recent launch event, RENNSPORT CEO Morris Hebecker dismissed claims that the upcoming sim racing platform will use NFTs.
At a live media event in Munich, Germany – in front of 100 professional sim racing drivers – more details for the next The title RENNSPORT has been revealed.
The three pillars of the game are first a simulation racing game, then an esports platform, and finally a true digital property.
“In the middle, you need a great simulation racing game and that’s what we do first,” said CEO and co-founder Morris Hebecker.
“But it’s also about building new technology, building APIs, producing esports shows, engaging modders and monetizing what they do.
“It’s risky, I’m sure for the next stage of simulator racing you need a product that’s more than a game.”
Work began on the project in late 2020, but it was launch communications in April that led to rumors of non-fungible tokens being used.
“Your assets will belong to you. And you can trade them in any market you choose,” read the simulation’s website.
“It’s not an NFT af*****g game, to be honest,” Hebecker refuted.
“We got a lot of great feedback, but when our website launched we thought oh my god. There were a lot of rumours.”
“To me, true digital ownership shows the next level of publishing. User-generated content has really come into its own and allows publishers to make money from community content. But, the owner doesn’t get never really anything in return.
“I believe that true digital property is the future. All stakeholders own their rights. Then that content will be worth something.
“A content creator could make money from their intellectual property and we are creating a platform where we legalize the content.
Each car will have an eVIN and a digital logbook – the finer details of how this will work are not yet clear.
“We will decide on the right technology to make it happen, it’s not an NFT.”
We will be working on an alpha version of RENNSPORT over the next two days and hopefully talking to those involved. We’ll let you know our feedback next week.